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Friday, April 23, 2021

Garda hospitalised following high-speed chase in Longford

A garda officer has been hospitalised at Tullamore Hospital following a high-speed car chase at approximately 4pm yesterday in Co Longford.

After receiving reports of a car driving dangerously on the Ballinalee Road, gardaĆ­ conducted a stop on the vehicle. However, when gardaĆ­ approached the vehicle, it had fled the scene and struck a garda officer during the getaway.

The chase proceeded to the Ard Aoibhinn area where it collided with a Garda Patrol Vehicle and then later collided with a wall at the Ardnacassa area.

The garda officer was treated for non-life-threatening injuries while the driver of the car was hospitalised for serious injuries.

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