One man killed and five others injured following three-car collision
Very sad news.
A man in his 80s has died following a road traffic collision in Laois on Monday, 2 August.
Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating the fatal collision, which occurred on the M7 close to the intersection of the M7 and M8 motorways at approximately 7.15pm.
The man in his 80s was the sole occupant of a car which collided with two other vehicles. He was taken to University Hospital Limerick but later passed away from his injuries.
In the second vehicle, a man in his 40s suffered serious injuries and has also been removed to University Hospital Limerick. A second passenger in that car, a woman in her 40s, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The male driver and female passenger in the third car were taken to Cork University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries while a child that was also in the car was taken to hospital for treatment.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the M7 on Monday evening between 7pm and 7.30pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on (057) 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.