Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Westmeath this afternoon which has left a man seriously injured.
The man, in his thirties, was helping to push a broken down car in the hard shoulder of the M6 when he was struck by a passing eastbound lorry .
It happened between Junction 5 at Kilbeggan and Junction 4 at Tyrrellspass at about half two this afternoon.
The victim is being treated at Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilbeggan Garda Station.