Man airlifted to hospital following Athlone accident

Gardai have confirmed a man was airlifted to hospital in Galway this morning following a single car accident along Coosan Road.

The crash is understood to have happened shortly after 9.30am when the car travelling towards Coosan from the Athlone direction crossed over the road and hit a wall.

The driver, who is in is 70s, was treated at the scene by medics before being airlifted a short time later to hospital in Galway. His condition at this stage is unknown.

The road was closed for period until the scene was cleared and it has since reopened to traffic.

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