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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