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stable condition Lorry driver (50s) hospitalised after overturning on the N80 in Laois

The driver was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise as a precaution but was in “stable” condition afterwards

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Scene of the crash

Scene of the crash

Scene of the crash

A lorry driver has been hospitalised after his vehicle overturned into a ditch in Laois on Monday afternoon.

Gardaí were called to the scene of the road traffic collision, which happened on the N80 Mountmellick to Portlaoise, yesterday.

A lorry, which was the only vehicle involved in the accident, overturned onto its side on the road and stretched across both lanes.

The driver, a man in his 50s, was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise as a precaution but was in “stable” condition afterwards.

The road remained closed overnight but has since reopened.

In a social media statement on Monday, An Garda Síochána said: “Laois Offaly Gardaí remain at the scene of a road traffic collision on the N80 Mountmellick to Portlaoise Road. The driver is stable. The road remains closed overnight.

“As soon as information becomes available regarding road reopening this post will be further updated,” it said, before updating the post with “Road reopened overnight.”

A spokesperson added: “Gardai attended a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a lorry that occurred at Clonsoghey, Mountmellick, shortly after 4pm yesterday afternoon, Monday, September 13, 2021.

“A male in his 50s was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise as a precaution. The road has since reopened.”

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