Date Published : April 2nd, 2015 Published By : admin
A MAJOR INCIDENT was averted last night when a bus carrying up to 50 passengers crashed on the N7 at Kill, Co. Kildare. The incident occurred shortly after 9.30pm when a bus travelling from Dublin to Thurles, Co. Tipperary is reported to have lost control between Jct 6 Castlewarden and Jct 7 Kill. It is understood up to fifty teenage passengers were on board.
There were no serious injuries following the crash, however, EmergencyTimes.com is reporting that at least ten casualties were removed by Ambulance to Naas General Hospital.
A Major response was put in place by Gardai and the Emergency Services. Over a dozen Gardai attended the scene while the HSE National Ambulance Service responded with a fleet of Ambulances from counties Kildare, Dublin, Meath and Offaly including two Ambulance Incident Officers in addition to Fire Brigade units from Kildare Fire Service and Dublin Fire Brigade being mobilised to the incident. The HSE National Ambulance Director Martin Dunne also attended.
At one point, up to seven Emergency Ambulances were lined up outside the A&E Unit at Naas General Hospital delivering casualties to the hospital.
There were no serious injuries following the collision.
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