Update: Person taken to hospital as a precaution following collision in Cork

Update: Person taken to hospital as a precaution following collision in Cork

Emergency services at the scene of a collision in the Jack Lynch Tunnel. Picture credit: Cork City Fire Brigade

Update 1pm: One person has been taken to hospital as a precaution following a collision in the Jack Lynch Tunnel this morning, a spokesperson for the Fire Brigade told The Echo.

The incident, which occurred at around 10:30am this morning, involved an articulated lorry and a car.

The driver of the car, a woman, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A Garda spokesperson said:

"Gardaí attended the scene of a road traffic collision involving a truck and a car that occurred at 10:30am on 22nd October 2020 in the Jack Lynch Tunnel East Bound. 

"There were no injuries reported at this time. No arrests have been made. The road has now been cleared."

Update 11:35am - Cork City Fire Brigade has confirmed on Twitter that the southbound bore of the Jack Lynch Tunnel has reopened as the scene has now been made safe.

Earlier - Emergency services are currently at the scene of a collision in the Jack Lynch Tunnel.

The incident, involving two vehicles, occurred at approximately 10:30am this morning.

Four units from the fire service are at the scene including three units from Ballyvolane and one from Anglesea Street.

Gardaí are also at the scene and the southbound bore has temporarily been closed off.

Cork City Fire Brigade took to Twitter to urge motorists to proceed with caution.

"Crews are currently at a Road Traffic Collision in the Jack Lynch Tunnel.

"The south bound bore has been closed until the incident has been made safe.

"Please use caution on approach," they said.

More to follow as we have it. 

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