Gardaí probe suspected Newtownforbes ramming incident

Second car accident occurred on same stretch; Man in early 20s hospitalised

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove


Gardaí are investigating the circumstances behind a suspected deliberate ramming incident in Newtownforbes this afternoon.

A man and woman are currently in custody and being questioned by detectives after the incident which occurred at Lamagh at around 3pm.

Ironically, shortly afterwards a second collision occurred which gardaí are also presently dealing with and which has resulted in the closure of the road on the Longford side of the village.

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It's unclear whether that incident or the one prior to it led to a man being taken to Tallaght Hospital with suspected head injuries.

Diversions are in place and a forensic collision investigator is en route to the scene.

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