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Man seriously injured in Westmeath traffic collision

A man in his 30s was seriously injured in a road traffic collison on the M6 motorway this afternoon.

A MAN HAS been seriously injured in a road traffic collison on the M6 motorway in Co Westmeath this afternoon.

Gardaí say that at approximately 2.30 pm a man aged in his 30s was seriously injured when he was struck by a passing lorry travelling eastbound on M6 between Junction 5 (Kilbeggan) and Junction 4 (Tyrrellspass).

The man was taken by ambulance to the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore.

Forensic collision investigators attended the scene and the M6 has now reopened to traffic.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Kilbeggan Garda Station 057 9332102, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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