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Garda appeal for witnesses after serious crash involving car and lorry



Witnesses to a serious road traffic accident involving two vehicles, a car and a lorry, which occurred on the R173 Dundalk to Carlingford road at Ballymascanlan, County Louth, at approximately 12:10pm today, Tuesday 9th July 2024.

The female driver of the car, aged in her 50s, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for treatment of serious injuries.

The truck driver, 40, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for medical examination.

No other injuries were reported at this time.

The road was closed while Garda Forensic Collision Investigation officers carried out a technical examination. Local diversions were in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

Road users with dashcam footage who were travelling on the R173 Dundalk to Carlingford road, Ballymascanlan, Co. Louth, between 11:30am and 12:30pm today, Tuesday 9th July 2024, are asked to share this footage with Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.