Temporary measures in place at Ballincollig shopping units after crash caused fears of a collapse

Temporary measures in place at Ballincollig shopping units after crash caused fears of a collapse
Emergency services pictured at a car park in Ballincollig.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

EXTENSIVE structural damage has been caused to retail units at a shopping centre on the western outskirts of Cork city following an incident this afternoon.

It is understood that a car struck and demolished a supporting pillar for the roof of retail units next to Quish's SuperValu in Ballincollig.

Damage to units in the Quish's Supervalu carpark in Ballincollig this afternoon. Pic: Cork Safety Alerts
Damage to units in the Quish's Supervalu carpark in Ballincollig this afternoon. Pic: Cork Safety Alerts

Emergency services are at the scene.

It is believed a driver accelerated into the pillar accidentally. 

Local FF Cllr Colm Kelleher praised the swift response of emergency services.

Emergency services pictured at a car park in Ballincollig, Cork where a car crash resulted in structural damage to a number of business premises this afternoon. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Emergency services pictured at a car park in Ballincollig, Cork where a car crash resulted in structural damage to a number of business premises this afternoon. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

"I am glad that no-one was injured and the priority now should be to make the buildings safe," he said.

The non fatal accident at Quish's SuperValu carpark, damaged the canopy over three businesses at the side of the supermarket.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
The non fatal accident at Quish's SuperValu carpark, damaged the canopy over three businesses at the side of the supermarket.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Separately, gardaí have appealed for witnesses after the driver of a car involved in a single-vehicle collision left the scene of the accident.

The incident occurred in the Rathmacullig area of Ballygarvan, just east of the entrance of Cork Airport, at around 12.30pm.

The passenger of the car, a man in his 30s, was brought to Cork University Hospital with what is believed to be serious injuries.

Emergency services pictured at a car park in Ballincollig, Cork where a car crash resulted in structural damage to a number of business premises this afternoon. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Emergency services pictured at a car park in Ballincollig, Cork where a car crash resulted in structural damage to a number of business premises this afternoon. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The driver of the car failed to remain at the scene.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Rathmacullig area, particular road users with any video footage, to contact Togher Garda Station on 021-4947120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.


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