| 8°C Dublin

Crash horror Two women (20s) in critical condition after car hits tree in Co Louth

Gardaí said the male driver and a male front seat passenger – who are both aged in their late teens – were not injured.

Close

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Two women (20s) are in a critical condition in hospital after a car hit a tree in Co Louth yesterday evening.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the crash that occurred on the N53 in Rassan, Hackballscross on the outskirts of Dundalk, at 8.30pm.

It is understood the accident occurred when a car collided with a tree.

Gardaí said the male driver and a male front seat passenger – who are both aged in their late teens – were not injured.

However, the two back seat passengers – two young women aged 23 and 21 – received serious injuries and were rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Both remain in a critical condition.

The N53 road is currently closed at Rassan and local traffic diversions are in place.

The Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are due at the scene later this morning.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

Road users who were travelling on the N53 last night between 8pm and 9pm and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage, are asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on (042) 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices


Top Videos





Available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts.

Privacy