A woman in her 40s has been airlifted to hospital following a collision between a lorry and a car in Co Longford this morning.
The incident occurred at around 10.30am on the outskirts of Granard and outside the entrance to a busy residential housing estate.
Emergency services attended the scene where they treated the woman and a young child who was also injured.
The lorry driver is understood to have been uninjured with gardaí closing off the road pending a full technical examination of the scene.
An air ambulance arrived at the nearby Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School shortly afterwards before the woman was flown to Mayo University Hospital for what have been described as serious injuries.