Man critical after Monaghan collision

A man is in a critical condition at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Co Louth after a serious two car collision in Co Monaghan yesterday.

The incident happened on the N53 at Maghernakill near Castleblayney at around 6.30pm yesterday evening.

A man in his late teens who was the only person in the car at the time is in a critical condition in hospital as a result - the second driver received minor injuries in the collision.

The stretch of road is currently closed for a technical examination and local diversions are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Castleblaney garda station.

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