Four gardai suffer minor injuries in patrol car and van collision
FOUR gardai sustained minor injuries following a collision between two garda vehicles in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The accident, which involved a patrol car and a van, happened on the Boreenmanna Road in Cork, close to the junction with the South City Link dual-carriageway, at 1.30am yesterday.
It is understood the two vehicles were responding to a call out. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The four gardai, who are all in their 20s and 30s, were taken to Cork University Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.
Three were released in the early hours of the morning, while one was kept in for observation after suffering a fracture but was also released later yesterday.
"The injuries were of a very, very minor nature," a spokesman said.
"Three gardai were released straight away while the fourth was kept in for observation as a precautionary measure but was released later".
The office of the Garda Ombudsman was informed about the crash and a technical examination of the scene was carried out yesterday morning.
The examination required the closure of the South City Link, causing some traffic disruption as local diversions were put in place.