One dead and six hospitalised after horror three-car crash


One person has died and six others hospitalised after a three car collision in Galway this afternoon.

A 20 year old male was fatally injured when the car he was driving, of which he was the sole occupant, was involved in a collision with two other vehicles, a jeep and a car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to Hospital.

The driver and three passengers of the second car were taken to University Hospital Galway with injuries described as not life threatening. The driver and passenger of the jeep were also taken to University Hospital Galway and the driver is described as being in a serious condition.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.