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Witness Appeal Serious Injury road traffic collision, M9 Castledermot, Kildare 20/10/21

Issue Date: 20/10/2021

Gardaí in Castledermot are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision that occurred on the M9 between Junction 4 and Junction 5 Southbound this morning Wednesday 20th October, 2021.

The collision occurred shortly after 7a.m. on the M9 which involved three vehicles. The male driver (early 80s) of one car was seriously injured and was removed to St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny and is in a serious condition. The second male driver (30s) was air lifted to hospital from the scene and is also in a serious condition. The third driver, a female (20s) was removed to St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny with non-life threatening injuries.

Garda Forensic Collision investigators are currently at scene and the road is closed between junction 4 and junction 5 southbound on the M9 and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision or for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on the M9 this morning 20th October 2021 to make this footage available to Gardaí. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kildare Garda Station on (045) 527730, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Investigations ongoing.