Passenger airlifted to hospital following a three-vehicle collision in Kells, Kilkenny

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area

A passenger injured in a three-vehicle collision on the Kells road in Kilkenny has been airlifted to hospital.

The crash occurred around lunchtime today.

Emergency services attended the scene and the road was blocked.

A spokesperson for Kilkenny Garda station has advised commuters to avoid the area.