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Five teenage girls rushed to hospital following serious crash in Kilkenny

Injuries range from non-life threatening to serious


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Five teenage girls have been rushed to hospital following a serious one-car collision on the main Kilkenny to Tullaroan Road at around 9.30 pm on Thursday night.

They were taken to St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny and University Hospital Waterford for treatment.

Their injuries range from non-life threatening to serious.

The road was closed for a forensic collision examination.

Locals in the close-knit community of Tullaroan, Co Kilkenny, are praying for the recovery of the local girls injured on their way home from a camogie training session with Tullaroan GAA club.

Local councillor Michael Delaney (FF) said while three of the girls – who range in age from 17 to 19 – were badly injured, none of their injuries are life-threatening.

They were rushed to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny and University Hospital Waterford where their condition was described as ranging from non life-threatening to serious.

Mr Delaney said the local community was shocked by the news and is hoping for the girls’ recovery.

“It’s a small close-knit community and we’re all related,” he told Independent.ie “Everyone feels their pain, but it could have been a lot worse,” he said. “Everyone in the parish will be praying for them.”

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said: "Gardai and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the main Kilkenny to Tullaroan Road, Co. Kilkenny, shortly before 9.30pm on Thursday 11th August 2022.”

"The five occupants of the vehicle, females in their late teens, have been taken to St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny and University Hospital Waterford to be treated for injuries ranging from non-life threatening to serious.”

"The road is currently closed for forensic collision investigators.”

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Investigations into the collision are ongoing.

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