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One person hospitalised after dramatic three-vehicle collision on city thoroughfare

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Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

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Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Emergency services attended the scene of a dramatic three-vehicle crash in Limerick city earlier today.

Three units of the fire brigade and three ambulances attended the scene of the incident which occurred shortly after 11am this morning.

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Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

The crash occurred when a maroon-coloured people car and a van collided on Limerick’s main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street, an eyewitness told independent.ie.

The van flipped before hitting a black Hyundai that was travelling alongside it.

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Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

Crash on O'Connell Street, Limerick (Photo: Jonathan Cronin via Twitter/@croninjonathan)

“Emergency services had to cut open the side of the van to remove the driver before he was taken away,” the witness said.

Gardai confirmed to Independent.ie that one person was injured in the collision and removed from the scene by ambulance - however their injuries are not life threatening.

The incident took place outside the AIB Bank and Roberts’ pharmacy on the main street.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

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