Three people have been taken to hospital after a Prison Service vehicle overturned on the M6 motorway in Co Galway.
It is understood a tyre blowout caused the secure vehicle to overturn between Junction 16 and 17.
One prisoner and two members of the Prison Service were taken to Galway University Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The Prison Service has said the van involved was one typically used to transfer prisoners from one location to another.
The prisoner in question was being brought from Dublin to appear before a sitting of Galway District Court.