Car flips on motorway near town

A car went out of control last Sunday afternoon on the motorway near Portlaoise, crashing through the central divide, flipping and ending up in the facing oncoming traffic.

A car went out of control last Sunday afternoon on the motorway near Portlaoise, crashing through the central divide, flipping and ending up in the facing oncoming traffic.

Emergency services freed the sole occupant of the car but his condition is unknown.

The accident happened at 3.40pm, between Junctions 16 and 17 near Portlaoise.