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Motorcyclist and passenger injured in serious road crash in Loughrea, Co Galway

The driver of the other vehicle was absent from the scene.

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Gardai are appealing for witnesses (stock image)

Gardai are appealing for witnesses (stock image)

Gardai are appealing for witnesses (stock image)

Two people have been hospitalised with serious injuries following a horrific road crash in Loughrea, Co. Galway this morning.

The accident involved a motorcycle and another vehicle.

Gardai and emergency services rushed to the crash scene on Gort Road at approximately 2.10am on Sunday.

The motorcyclist, a man aged in his 50s, and the pillion passenger, a woman aged in her 30s, were both taken to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was absent from the scene.

A technical examination of the scene is now underway and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision or anyone with information to come forward to them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Loughrea Garda Station on 091 842870, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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