Overnight crash on M7 motorway in Laois

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Gardai investigating overnight crash on M7 motorway in Laois

Gardai investigating overnight crash on M7 motorway in Laois

A Garda Forensic Examination is ongoing following a crash on the M7 motorway between J17 Portlaoise Centre and J18 Portlaoise West in the early hours on Bank Holiday Monday morning. 

A garda spokesperson has confirmed to the Leinster Express that crash occurred between two Portlaoise exits of the motorway when a car collided with the centre barrier and drove in the opposite direction on the motorway.

The motorway was closed in both directions for a time. 

A man driving the car was the sole occupant. He was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise with non life threatening injuries.

"It appears from initial investigations that a car was travelling northbound by a male driver. Car collided with centre barrier and drove in the opposite direction. Motorway has been closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Examination," the garda spokesperson said.

The motorway was fully reopened around Midday on Monday.