Garda Ombudsman to investigate M50 crash; one man critically ill, six others hurt

The scene of last night's crash.

It has emerged the Garda Ombudsman Commission is investigating last night's crash on the M50 in Dublin.

One man is in a critical condition while six others, including three children, are being treated for injuries.

Five vehicles were involved in the pile-up on the motorway, near the Ballinteer exit.

It is believed a car being pursued entered the southbound lane against the flow of traffic just before the collision.

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) spokesman Graham Doyle said: "The matter was referred to us by the Garda Commissioner last night…That's standard procedure in incidents such as this."

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