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, gardaí conducted a stop on the vehicle. However, when gardaí 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.