Five people were taken to hospital following a hit and run incident in Dundalk at 3am this morning.
Reports say that a taxi which had stopped at a red light on the Hill Street Bridge was rear-ended by a jeep. The driver of the jeep is said to have absconded.
The four passengers who were travelling in the taxi and the taxi driver were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for treatment.
Dundalk Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Dundalk Garda Station at 042 93 88400.