Thursday 27 October 2016

Child on way to hospital as ambulance and car crash

A child who was being transported to hospital was further injured when the ambulance they were travelling in was involved in a collision.

The two paramedics present, as well as the driver of the car involved in the incident, were also taken to hospital.

The accident happened on the Slane Road in Drogheda, Co Louth, yesterday at 4.30pm

“An ambulance in the North-East was involved in an incident yesterday at approximately 4.30pm,” a spokesperson for the National Ambulance Service confirmed to the Herald.

They described the crash as “minor collision between the ambulance and a car”.

“The patient, crew and the driver of the car were treated at the scene by attending EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) and were transported to hospital,” they added. Their injures are said not to be serious.

Meanwhile, a 61-year-old man has died after the van he was travelling in hit a ditch in Co Kildare.

Paddy Casey was travelling alone between Athy and Kildangan when the accident occurred at 9.30pm on Friday.

In Galway, cyclist Kevin Smith (43) died on Saturday after he was involved in a collision with a car last Thursday.

And a man who was seriously injured in a car crash last Monday has died over the weekend.

Liam O’Shaughessy (21), from Kildimo, Co Limerick, sustained critical head injuries in the early morning crash near his home on August 3.

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