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Motorsport event halted after serious collision

Gardai have said they are investigating a serious road collision at the Sligo Stages Rally (Niall Carson/PA)
Gardai have said they are investigating a serious road collision at the Sligo Stages Rally (Niall Carson/PA) Gardai have said they are investigating a serious road collision at the Sligo Stages Rally (Niall Carson/PA)

A motorsport event has been halted following a serious road collision.

A gardai spokesperson said officers are investigating the circumstances of the incident on Sunday at the Sligo Stages Rally.

The spokesperson said: “As a result of this collision, the organisers have halted the event.

“An Garda Siochana is requesting that footage of this collision is not shared across social media or messaging applications.

“Anyone with video footage is asked to make this available to gardai.”

The spokesperson said no further details are available at this time.

A statement from Connacht Motor Club confirmed the rally had been halted.

It said: “Connacht Motor Club can confirm that an incident occurred today, July 16, on the Sligo Stages Rally.

“The event has been halted and a further statement will be issued in due course.”