A 21-YEAR-OLD man is in critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Offaly early this morning.
The collision between the car and the pedestrian happened on Church Road, Tullamore at approximately 4am this morning.
The man was seriously injured after he was struck by the car and was brought to the Midlands Regional Hospital before being later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
The road is currently closed to motorists and local diversions are in place.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the collision to contact them at Tullamore Garda station on 057-9327600 or via the Garda confidential line at 1800 666 111.