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Teenager left fighting for his life after early morning crash

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
A teen has been seriously injured in a crash. FILE PHOTO
A teen has been seriously injured in a crash. FILE PHOTO

A teenager has been left fighting for his life after an early morning crash.

The teenager was one of five people travelling in the car when it crashed into a ditch on the Ferefad to Ballymacormack Road at approximately 3.50am.

The teenager was rushed to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar where he is being treated for his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle and three other passengers were not injured in the crash.

The road was closed this morning to facilitate a forensic collision examination and diversions were in place.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact gardai at Longford Garda Station on 043 335 0570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Meanwhile, investigations are continuing into the deaths of two people on the roads.

In Co Kildare, one man died following a road crash on the Athy to Kildangan Road at Cush at approximately 9.30pm on Friday night.

The 61-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Naas General Hospital.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Kildare Garda Station on 045-527730.

Elsewhere, an elderly woman has died from injuries she received in a two-vehicle crash in Co Derry last Sunday.

The woman was a passenger in the vehicle which was involved in the collision in the Glenshane Road area of Magherafelt.