A man in his 40s has been seriously injured in a single-vehicle collision in Co. Meath.

It happened at Newtown on the Moynalty to Kilmainhamwood Road at around 1.25 am this morning.

It’s understood the car the man was driving hit a tree on a bend.

The casualty was brought to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, where he is in a critical condition.

The road was closed for a time earlier to allow for an examination of the scene to take place but it has since reopened.