Monday 16 January 2017

Road Carnage: Trapped driver cut from overturned car during busy day for fire brigade

Published 22/05/2016 | 18:29

Car rollover in Tallaght. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Car rollover in Tallaght. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Car rollover in Tallaght. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Road traffic collision in Balrothery. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Car fire on the M1. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Car fire on the M1. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Car fire on the M1. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Car fire on the M1. Photo: @DubFireBrigade
Car rollover in Tallaght. Photo: @DubFireBrigade

Dublin fire brigade were forced to cut a driver from their car after it flipped over today.

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It was one of three serious incidents that the fire service dealt with during the unsettled weather today.

Earlier units were called to the scene of a car fire on the M1 southbound between junction five and four. There were disruptions in the area as they dealt with the blaze.

Writing on their Twitter page the service said units in Tallaght were then called out to an overturned car in Tallaght.

"We attended a rollover RTC in Tallaght with driver trapped. Holmatro cutting gear used. 1 to hosp, minor injuries."

They posted dramatic pictures of the overturned car online.

This afternoon units were called to Balrothery in North Dublin after a car left the road. Luckily there were no serious injuries in any of the incidents but the fire service advised motorists to drive safely in the poor weather.

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