Investigators appealing for witnesses to horror M50 collision

The scene of the horror collision on the M50 earlier today
The scene of the horror collision on the M50 earlier today

Investigating gardai are appealing to the public for witnesses to a horror collision which occurred on the M50 early this morning.

A 47-year-old woman is in critical condition in hospital following the collision, which involved a car and two trucks. 

It occurred on the M50 near Lucan at junction 7 at approximately 5.30am. 

The woman, who was the sole occupant of the car, was seriously injured when her car collided with the two trucks. She was rushed to Tallaght Hospital where her condition is described as critical.

The two male truck drivers, aged 33 and 47, were uninjured, gardai said. 

The road was closed for a period of time to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

Traffic on the busy motorway was backed up for a number of hours following the collision. 

Four units of Dublin Fire Brigade from Tallaght and Dolphins Barn attended the scene. 

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

They are particularly appealing to those who were travelling on the M50 southbound between junctions 6 (Blanchardstown) and 9 (Red Cow) or who may have merged onto the M50 Southbound at the junction 7 (Lucan) via the N4 eastbound/westbound between 5am and 5.45am.

Anybody with information is asked to contact them at Lucan Garda Station on 01 6667300, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.