Friday 22 September 2017

Status of young Irish women in crash in France upgraded to 'stable'

Catherine Devine and Gavin White

Two Irish women injured in car collision in northern France are now said to be in a stable condition.

The other six people caught up in the incident were released from hospital after receiving non-critical injuries, but the two young Irish women remain in hospital.

The two women are believed to be from Dublin.

The crash occurred in Beaumont-en-Auge on Wednesday, according to local media reports.

French newspaper Ouest-France reported that one of the women was airlifted to hospital in the city of Caen in a critical condition.

However, her condition is understood to now be accessed as 'stable'.

The other young woman's injuries are also said to be non-life threatening.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case and is providing assistance.

The accident occurred on Wednesday July 5, around 2pm in the afternoon.

The Audi and Citroen C4 collided on A13 road between Paris and Caen.

The cause of the accident is unknown at the moment.

Eight fire engines attended the incident.

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