A young man is fighting for his life after he was involved in a road traffic accident in South Mayo last night.
The single-vehicle accident occurred at Treanlaur, Cross – just past the village of The Neale – at 11.10pm on Monday night.
It is understood the car came in contact with a wall outside Cross village.
Emergency services and members of the gardai attended the scene. Three of the occupants were taken to Mayo University Hospital with a fourth passenger removed to University College Hospital, Galway. His condition deteriorated and he was transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin later that night where he remains in critical condition.
The other three occupants did not receive life-threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital.
It is understood that all four are from the South Mayo area.
Gardai are conducting an investigation following the accident and are appealing for anyone who was in the area between 11pm and 11.30pm or who witnessed the incident to contact them at Claremorris Garda Station.