A woman in her 20s has been seriously injured and six others have been taken to hospital following a road crash in Co Louth.

It happened shortly before 4pm on the R174 at Blackgate, Ravendale.

Seven people were injured in the two-car collision.

The woman has been taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where her condition is described as serious.

Six others, including three men, one woman and two children, have been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The road was closed for a technical examination.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them and have asked with dashcam footage to make it available to them.