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Motorcyclist (aged 40) in serious condition after being taken to hospital as gardaí search for witnesses to Longford crash

Vaseline 1 month ago

The male motorcyclist, who is in his 40s, suffered serious injuries as a result of a collision with a car along the N4 near the Red Cow roundabout in the city center at around 4.30pm.

Gardaí and emergency services rushed to the scene and treated the injured motorcyclist before he was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital with what were described as serious injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision was uninjured, gardaí confirmed.

The road itself was closed for some time and local diversions were put in place before being reopened later in the evening.

In the meantime, gardaí have launched a public appeal for information to determine the cause of the crash.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been traveling on or around the N4 near Aghadegnan at the time the incident occurred.

This appeal is also made to any motorists who can have dashcam footage taken of the scene of the incident to make it available to investigating gardaí.

“Gardaí in Longford are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic accident in Longford Town on Saturday, April 20, 2024,” a Garda spokesperson said.

“Gardaí and emergency services were informed of a collision between a car and a motorcycle on the N4 near Aghadegnan shortly after 4.30pm.

“The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, suffered serious injuries and was taken from the scene to Tallaght Hospital. The motorist did not require immediate medical treatment.

“The scene was investigated and the road has since fully reopened.

“Gardaí are urging anyone who witnessed the collision or was traveling on the N4 in the Aghadegnan area at the time to come forward. Those with CCTV footage, including dashcam footage, are particularly encouraged to share it with investigating gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station on (043) 3350570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.