Tuesday 27 September 2016

Six hospitalised after two separate car accidents in capital

Emma Jane Hade and Robin Schiller

Published 04/05/2015 | 02:30

Emergency services attend the scene of the crash in Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Stephen Collins
Emergency services attend the scene of the crash in Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Stephen Collins

A driver had to be cut from their car after it spun down an embankment in Dublin.

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The car, which was travelling along Crofton Road in Dun Laoghaire, hit a tree before it slid down an incline close to the yacht club in the south Dublin suburb yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 11.30am and it is understood that at least one person was trapped inside.

Two units from the Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and cut the roof of the car open to free the occupant.

In a separate accident, six women aged between 18 and 23-years-old were hospitalised after the car they were travelling in hit a tree in Balbriggan yesterday.

The crash, which occurred at 6am, is understood to have left one of the occupants of the car with a fractured pelvis.

Three units from Dublin Fire Brigade and one ambulance attended the scene of the accident in north Dublin.

Dublin Fire Brigade later issued a warning to drivers on social media about the danger of overloading vehicles, particularly as there was bad weather around the country throughout yesterday, adding: "It's just not worth it."

Also, there were lengthy tailbacks on the M7 motorway after a serious accident yesterday afternoon. It is believed that up to four units of the fire brigade attended the scene of the crash which occurred close to Nenagh, Co Tipperary, just before junction 26.

Irish Independent

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