Seriously injured casualty airlifted to Tallaght following M9 collision

Gardaí at M9 Motorway junction. Photo: EmergencyTimes.ie

A road traffic collision on the M9 motorway resulted in both lanes being closed and the Air Corps 112 helicopter arriving on scene.

The incident happened southbound on the M9 between Junctions 4 (Castledermot/Carlow) and Junction 5 (Carlow/Tinryland) shortly after 7am on the Kildare Carlow border.

Three vehicles were involved in the incident. The male driver (early 80’s) of one car was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.

The second male driver (30’s) was air lifted to hospital from the scene and is also in a serious condition in Tallaght hospital.

The third driver, a female aged in her 20’s was removed to St. Luke’s Hospital  in Kilkenny with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí in Castledermot are currently at the scene and the road is closed between junctions 4 and 4 southbound with local diversions are in place.

A number of NAS ambulance crews from the region and fire & rescue crews from Carlow attended the scene.

A Critical Care Doctor from County Wickow and the Air Corps 112 helicopter based in Athlone, Co. Westmeath were tasked by the National Ambulance Service Emergency Operations Centre.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses and are asking anyone with camera footage to make it available to gardaí. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kildare Garda Station on 045-527730 or any garda station.

Both lanes were closed for a time in order for rescue personnel to deal with the incident. The northbound lane re-opened shortly after 10am while the southbound lane is expected to remain closed for a number of hours to facilitate vehicle recovery and a Garda Forensic Collision investigation.

Gardaí at M9 Motorway junction. File Photo: EmergencyTimes.ie

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