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Two children among six injured in crash involving car under garda surveillance

A two-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl have been taken to Tullamore Hospital.

SIX PEOPLE, INCLUDING two children, have been taken to hospital after a car crash in Kildare, where one of the cars was under garda surveillance.

Three young men were traveling in the car that was under garda surveillance, while a man and two children were in the other car.

The children, a two-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl, and man have been taken to Tullamore General Hospital.

A spokesperson for GSOC told, “One of the cars had come to the notice of gardaí shortly before the collision because it was considered to be driving dangerously.”

It happened at Ballagh, on the Portarlington to Monasterevin Road, just after midday.

The three men in the car under surveillance were aged in their teens and early 20s.

One of the men is seriously injured and has been transferred from Tallaght Hospital to Beaumont Hospital.

A second man was also taken to Tallaght hospital with serious injuries, while the third man was taken to Tullamore Hospital.

The incident was referred to GSOC because the gardaí were following one of the cars.

The spokesperson added that, “At this stage it doesn’t appear that the gardaí were directly behind the car, but that they were some distance away.

“We’ve sent out two investigators to examine the circumstances.

“When there is a referral like this, it shouldn’t be presumed that it’s due to garda misconduct.”

Gardaí are also investigating the incident and are appealing for witness to contact them at Kildare Garda Station on 045 527730.

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