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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to last night’s crash in Co. Carlow

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a truck driver was hit by a car on the M9 motorway in Carlow last night.

The man, who’s in his 40s, had got out of his cab on the hard shoulder and was struck by a passing car.

He was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital where he remains in a critical condition this morning.

The two occupants of the car escaped unharmed.

An investigation into the crash has been launched and detectives are asking anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

The incident is believed to have taken place in the southbound lane of the M9 between junction 4 Castledermot and junction 5 Tinryland yesterday evening at around 7.30p.m.