Road closed after serious collision in West Cork

Road closed after serious collision in West Cork

The Bantry/Drimoleague Road (R586) is closed just west of Drimoleague following a serious car collision.

The Bantry/Drimoleague Road (R586) is closed just west of Drimoleague following a serious car collision. 

The incident occurred around 8:30pm, and two cars were involved.

It is believed at least one person is injured and they have been taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.

In a statement, the garda press office said: "Gardaí are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two cars that occurred at approximately 8:30pm on Saturday, January 23, near Drimoleague, County Cork.

"It’s reported at this time one person has been taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment of their injuries. 

"The Bantry/Drimoleague Road is currently closed."

The road is expected to remain closed overnight and potentially into the morning, as poor weather conditions may hamper emergency services and any forensic investigation of the scene.

Ambulances and the fire brigade also attended the scene.

Two fire brigade units attended, one from Skibbereen and one from Dunmanway.

AA Roadwatch said those driving in the area should be cautious, as conditions are icy.

More in this section

War of Independence Podcast

A special four-part series hosted by Mick Clifford

Available on
www.irishexaminer.com/podcasts

Commemorating 100 years since the War of Independence

IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

Have the Irish Examiner delivered to your door. No delivery charge. Just pay the cover price.

LOTTO RESULTS

Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • 15
  • 29
  • 34
  • 38
  • 40
  • 43
  • 14

Full Lotto draw results »