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The teenager was involved in a collision on the N53 at Maghernakill, Co Monaghan

The teenager was involved in a collision on the N53 at Maghernakill, Co Monaghan

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The teenager was involved in a collision on the N53 at Maghernakill, Co Monaghan

A teenager is fighting for his life after a car crash.

Gardai are investigating the collision on the N53 at Maghernakill, Co Monaghan, at 6pm on Thursday.

The injured teenager, who was travelling alone, was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and is described as being in a critical condition.

The driver of the second car involved was taken to Daily Hill Hospital in Newry with minor injuries.

The road is closed for a forensic examination and local diversions are in place. Gardai in Castleblaney have appealed for information.