A three-year-old girl has died in hospital from injuries she sustained in a road traffic collision on the M20 motorway near Limerick this afternoon.

The toddler was seriously injured when the car she was a passenger in was in collision with a second car on the northbound carriageway at Attyflynn near Patrickswell.

She was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick, but later died. Two other occupants of the car along with three from the second car were also taken to hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.