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Three males arrested after car collides with two garda patrol cars and bus


Gardai are investigating (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai are investigating (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai are investigating (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with two patrol cars and a bus in a series of road traffic collisions in Co Cork today.

Gardai in Togher observed a white Audi A4 being driven erratically on the South Ring Road, Co Cork, shortly after 3 pm this afternoon.

The car failed to stop for Gardai when requested to do so.

A number of Garda Units were called to assist.

The car proceeded to travel to Lehenaghmore where it crashed into a patrol car which was parked on the roadway.

Two gardai inside the patrol car were uninjured in the incident, but minor damage was caused to the patrol car.

The Audi then continued driving and collided with another patrol car in the townland of Ballycurreen.

Three Garda members occupied the patrol car, but none were injured during this collision. Minor damage was caused to the patrol car.

The Audi continued driving towards Cork city centre and eventually collided with a bus on the South Douglas Road.

The bus passengers or the bus driver were injured during the collision.

The four occupants of the vehicle then fled the scene on foot.

Three of the occupants, all male juveniles, including the driver were apprehended by Gardaí.

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A fourth male escaped on foot.

All three males were arrested and taken to Bridewell Garda Station.

They were all later released into the custody of their parents/guardians and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The vehicle, a white Audi A4, has been seized for further examination.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have observed a white Audi A4 car being driven dangerously on the South Ring Road, South Link Road, and roads in the vicinity of Cork Airport, between the hours of 3.00pm and 3.30pm on 25th March 2020 to make contact. Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who may have camera (dash cam) footage to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120.