Child (6) seriously injured in M6 accident

M6 closed between Tyrrellspass and Rochfortbridge following accident yesterday

Gardaí are currently at the scene of a serious single-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 4pm yesterday, Thursday 8 February, on the M6 eastbound between Junction 4 (Tyrrellspass) and Junction 3 (Rochfortbridge) .

A six-year-old girl who was a passenger in the vehicle was taken to Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street with serious injuries. No other serious injuries have been reported.

The M6 eastbound between Junction 3 and Junction 4 is expected to remain closed this morning as a technical examination of the scene is being conducted. Local diversions are in place. (Traffic updates will be provided on @gardatraffic)

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Road users who have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the M6 between Junction 3 and Junction 4 between 3.45pm and 4pm are asked to make the footage available to gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 938 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.