Man remains in critical condition after road traffic accident

The man was taken to Portlaoise Hospital
The man was taken to Portlaoise Hospital

A man remains in critical condition in hospital after a serious road traffic accident last night.

The man in his 30s was the sole occupant of the car that went through a crash barrier near Athy at around 10.15pm and ended up on its roof in a canal.

He was the only person in the car at the time.

Members of Kildare Fire Service managed to remove the man from the car before resuscitating him on the bank of the canal.

He was taken to Portlaoise Hospital, where his condition has been described as serious.