Two Taken To Tullamore Regional Hospital Following Car Chase

A member of the Gardaí and another driver were hospitalised.

A man remains in a serious condition in hospital this morning following a high speed chase in Co Longford.

A Garda was also hospitalised in the incident.

Gardai received reports of a man driving erratically on the Ballinalee Road at around 4pm yesterday.

As officers approached the vehicle, he fled the scene, hitting a Garda member who was on foot.

Over the course of a pursuit, the man collided with a patrol car, before later crashing into a wall.

He was taken to Tullamore Hospital and is being treated for serious injuries.

The injured Garda was treated for a fracture to his arm, and has since been discharged.

The incident has been referred to the Garda watchdog, GSOC.

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