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Saturday 21 October 2017

Six injured as car collides with ambulance

Luke Byrne and Breda Heffernan

TWO patients and two paramedics were among six people injured following a crash between an ambulance and a car.

The collision happened at the Cabinteely exit of the N11 in Dublin as the ambulance crew was transporting two patients.

A blue 00 D-registered Hyundai was involved in the collision at a junction of the road with the ambulance, which was heading towards Dublin city yesterday.

Two people in the car were taken to the nearby Loughlinstown Hospital while the four in the ambulance were taken to St Vincent's Hospital.

No one suffered serious injuries in the crash which closed all lanes of the dual carriageway for around 30 minutes.

A HSE spokeswoman said the ambulance was not responding to an emergency call and was carrying two patients in what she described as a routine transport. There was extensive damage to the car but only minor damage was visible on the ambulance.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy is in a stable condition at the Midlands Regional Hospital following a suspected hit-and-run outside Tullamore, Co Offaly.

Raymond Murray was travelling in a car with two teenage girls when it was in collision with another car at Meelaghans on the Portarlington Road at 7.30pm on Sunday night.

His father Ger Murray said his son remembers the driver of the other car getting out and coming over to him but then driving away.

He appealed for that driver to come forward and help gardai with their investigation.

Irish Independent

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