Five people are being treated in hospital after they were injured in a two-car collision in Co Waterford today.

The incident happened on the N25 at Ballyduff East near Kilmeaden after 4pm when the cars which were travelling in opposite directions crashed head-on.

Emergency services including a number of ambulances and gardaí went to the scene.

The driver of one of the cars, a woman in her 40s, is in a serious but stable condition at University Hospital Waterford while her passenger, a male teenager, is also in UHW with injuries which are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The driver of the second car, a man in his 70s along with two passengers, a man in his 50s and woman in her 50s, were brought to hospitals in Cork and Waterford and are all said by gardaí to be in serious but stable conditions.

The road is closed tonight to allow technical experts carry out an examination of the scene and diversions are in place.

Anyone with information on the crash, including anyone with dash-cam or phone footage, has been asked to contact gardaí.