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Man hospitalised after serious crash in Sligo

The injured man, thought to be in his early 20s, is being treated in Sligo General Hospital.

File photo (not of actual scene)
File photo (not of actual scene)
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A MAN IN his early 20s is being treated in Sligo General Hospital following an early-morning road crash.

The single-vehicle collision occurred on the Tubbercurry to Ballymote road at Drimroe, just one mile outside Tubbercurry, at about 3.40am today.

He was the sole occupant of the car.

The stretch of road is currently closed pending completion of a forensic examination. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí in Ballymote have issued an appeal for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact the local station on 071 918 9500.

Yesterday, two men lost their lives in separate road incidents. A young motorcyclist in Dublin was killed when the bike he was travelling on collided with a lorry at lunch time. And in Kerry, a man in his 40s died after the car he was driving struck a lorry.

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So far this year, 43 people have died in road traffic collisions on Irish roads. In 2012, the corresponding number was 28.

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