Thursday 22 February 2018

Number of people seriously injured in collision between truck and car

Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

GARDAI have closed a section of the N22 Cork-Killarney road after a serious road traffic collision outside Macroom.

The accident, which occurred shortly after 8am, is understood to have occurred near a sweeping series of bends at Coolnacaheragh between Macroom and Ballyvourney.

The collision involved a car and a truck.

A number of people have been seriously injured in the collision and several ambulances and Macroom fire brigade units are now at the scene.

No further details are available as yet on the condition of the injured.

To facilitate the work of the emergency services, Gardai have closed that section of the N22 and implemented diversions.

Motorists have been warned to avoid the area if possible.

Those who have to travel to the area will be required to use the diversions and have been warned to expect delays.

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