A seven-year-old boy has been recovering in hospital after being airlifted from the scene of a car crash in Clifden this week.
The accident occurred some three miles north of Clifden at about 10.30am on Tuesday. It is understood that a car collided with a tow-truck at Glenbricken.
The driver of the car was removed to hospital while the boy, who was a passenger in the rear of the vehicle, was airlifted to University Hospital Galway. The boy was later described as being in a stable condition.
A section of the N59 from Clifden towards Letterfrack was closed by gardai for a number of hours to facilitate an investigation.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a woman in her mid-50s was killed in a road crash which occurred on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road in the village of Moycullen in the early hours of Saturday, August 2.
Margaret Keady from Slieveaneena, Moycullen, had been travelling home at around 4.30am when her car struck a wall on the outskirts of the village and overturned. Mrs Keady was pronounced dead at the scene while her husband John, who had been a passenger in the car, was treated for injuries which are not serious.
A section of the N59 was closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision investigators and diversions were put in place through Spiddal and Clooniffe. Investigating gardai have also issued an appeal for witnesses to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720.
The funeral of Mrs Keady, who is survived by her husband and five children, took place on Tuesday at the Church of Immaculate Conception, Moycullen.