Three people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash in Co Laois.
The accident involving two vehicles happened at around 10.10 last night at Clonkeen, Portlaoise.
Both drivers – an 18 year old man and a woman in her 60’s were taken to Tullamore Hospital.
A 18 year old female passenger was taken to Tallaght hospital in a critical condition.
The road remains closed for technical examination and local diversions are in place.