Carlow collision causes long delays and lights out

Date Published : October 30th, 2017    Published By : admin

Emergency Services in Carlow town attended the scene of a Road Traffic Collision (RTC) this afternoon.

The incident, involving a single vehicle, occurred on the N80 Carlow/Wexford road at the entrance to Friars Green housing estate at around 12 midday.

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It is understood the vehicle involved may have struck a pedestrian light pole before the car flipped into the air and landed on its roof. It is believed there was just one occupant in the vehicle when the collision happened.

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Carlow gardaí, an ambulance and Carlow County Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scene. The road was closed for a time and a Stop/Go system was put in place by the fire service. There were long delays on the busy route.

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The scene and an area around the damaged pedestrian crossing was cordoned off. Carlow County Council have been informed of the incident.

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The crash occurred on one of the busiest weekends for the fire services and a busy weekend for road users. So far this bank holiday weekend two men have died in separate collisions in counties Louth and Clare.

Yesterday, a 26 year old man died  following a single vehicle collision at Rathmore, Dundalk, Co. Louth at 12.20am.


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In County Clare, a man has died and a woman was seriously injured following a single vehicle collision at 3.40am today when the car collided with a tree at Woodcock Hill, Meelik, Co. Clare.

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