EMERGENCY SERVICES DEAL WITH TRAFFIC ACCIDENT BLITZ
Emergency services in Mitchelstown were called on to deal with no fewer than six road traffic accidents in as many days last week.
On Monday, June 20, units of the Mitchelstown Fire Brigade rushed to the scene of an accident involving a truck and a car on the M8 southbound at Glengarra, the driver of the car was taken to Cork University Hospital where her condition was described as not serious.
On Tuesday, June 21, a car left the road just outside Mitchelstown. When units from Mitchelstown and Fermoy attended the scene they found the driver trapped in his car on top of a ditch. Fire officers used cutting equipment to free the casualty and he was transferred to the CUH for treatment.
Then, in torrential rain on Friday June 24 at 4.30 pm, units from Mitchelstown were called to the first of three road traffic accidents that day. A single vehicle crash blocking the motorway on the M8 southbound at Tincurry.
The driver was taken to Cashel General Hospital and, as the emergency unit began to withdraw from the scene, another accident occurred lest than 100 metres away on the north bound side of the M8.
Again a single vehicle was involved and the driver was taken to Cashel General Hospital. Later that evening, at 9.15pm, Mitchelstown Fire Brigade once again responded to an emergency call after a car was involved in a head on collision in Kilbehenny.
The driver was taken to the CUH with serious injuries. Finally, on Saturday June 25 last, Mitchelstown Fire brigade were once again called out to deal with a single vehicle accident northbound on the M8 outside Mitchelstown.
This time the driver was uninjured and was later released from hospital.
Thursday 30th June 7:29pm