Five people have been injured, two seriously, in a road crash in Co Carlow.

The single-vehicle crash happened at around 11.50am in Ballinabranagh.

Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene at Clogrennane. 

Five occupants of a car - a man in his 20s and four teenage girls - have been taken to the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise and St Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny.

A technical and forensic examination of the scene is under way.

The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses travelling on the Ballinabranagh Rd between 11.40am and 12.15pm to contact Carlow Garda Station on (059) 9136620 , the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.