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Seven seriously injured in major crashes overnight

Seven people, all aged in their late teens and early-to-mid 20s, sustained serious injuries in the car crashes in Cork, Tipperary and Wexford.

Lehenaghmore in Cork (File photo)
Lehenaghmore in Cork (File photo)
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Updated 11.03am

SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE been seriously injured in three separate crashes overnight.

Three young men, two aged 19 and one aged 20, sustained major injuries in a single vehicle crash in Togher in Cork at around 11.30pm last night.

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash which happened on Lehenaghmore Hill. All three occupants were taken to Cork University Hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.

The road is closed and traffic diversions are in place while forensic collision investigators examine the scene.

Separately, two men were seriously injured when they car they were in crashed in Holycross Village in Tipperary at around 2.30am.

The two men, one aged 19 and the other aged 20, have been taken to Clonmel Hospital for treatment. The road is closed for a technical examination of the scene.

Elsewhere a man and a woman in their mid 20s were injured in a single vehicle collision in Gorey at around 7.30am this morning.

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The two occupants were taken to Wexford Hospital to be treated after the car they were travelling in crashed on the Gorey to Craanford Road at Knockbrandon. Traffic diversions are in place at the scene.

The AA has warned motorists to take extra care while driving today following three serious crashes in the past 12 hours.

Anyone with any information on any of the crashes is asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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