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Motorcyclist in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Kildare

The incident happened at around 7.13am at Longtown, Straffan, around three kilometres outside Clane this morning.
May 1st 2013, 9:10 AM 9,762 46

A MOTORCYCLIST IS in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car on on the Clane to Celbridge Road this morning.

The incident happened at around 7.13am at Longtown, Straffan, around three kilometres outside Clane.

A 33-year-old male motorcyclist and a car with a female driver in her late 20s collided.

The motorcyclist was seriously injured and was taken to Naas General Hospital. The female car driver, the only person in the car, was also taken to Naas hospital but her injuries are described as not life-threatening.

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic  examination and diversions are in place.

Gardai in Naas are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have been on the road at the time of the collision to contact them in Naas on 045 884300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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