UPDATE: Limerick motorway closed following fatal road crash near Birdhill

David Hurley

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Limerick motorway closed following road crash near Birdhill

The accident happened on the M7 between Birdhill and Nenagh

A PENSIONER has died following a serious road crash on the M7 motorway between Limerick and Nenagh.

The man, who was aged in his 70s, died and two other people were seriously injured in the multi-vehicle collision which happened on the southbound lane of the motorway shortly before 2.30pm this Tuesday.

The Garda Press Office has confirmed three cars were involved in the collision and there are lengthy delays on the M7 as a result.

The injured, who were driving two of the cars, have been brought to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

The motorway has been closed to traffic between Junction 26 (Nenagh) and Junction 27 (Birdhill) with diversions in place.

It is likely to remain closed until Wednesday morning as forensic and technical examinations take place.

Gardai, paramedics from the National Ambulance Service and crews from Newport, Nenagh and Killaloe fire stations attended the scene.

Gardai at Nenagh are investigating the circumstances of the collision and any witnesses are asked to contact them at 067 50450.