Woman cut free after car crashes into pub

A woman had to be removed from her car by emergency services after crashing into the front door of a busy Cork City pub on Saturday evening.

Fire crews used cutting equipment to remove the roof of the Toyota Corolla which hit the North Gate Tavern at the bottom of Shandon St at around 5.45pm. The cause of the crash was unclear.

It is understood the driver’s daughter had also been in the car but was able to get out without emergency service help.

The female driver was, however, trapped inside and had suspected spinal injuries. She was removed after the roof was taken off the car and she was placed on a spinal board.

An HSE ambulance and a doctor were also at the scene, and the woman was taken to hospital.

It was not clear if the car had been travelling down Shandon St or along one of the city quays, before hitting the pub.

Gardaí diverted traffic as emergency services attended the crash.

The junction of Shandon St and North Mall is one of Cork’s busiest, as traffic crosses North Gate Bridge on the same corner to travel between the city centre and the northside.


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