Update: Woman injured after she was struck by falling masonry on Patrick's Street

Update: Woman injured after she was struck by falling masonry on Patrick's Street
Members of Cork City Fire Service at the scene on Patrick's Street where masonry fell onto the footpath. Pic: Cork City Fire Service

A woman walking to work this morning was injured after she was struck by falling masonry from a building on Patrick's Street.

35-year-old Niamh Hegarty was walking to work through the city centre when the incident occurred.

She was struck by falling debris from the building and suffered neck and upper back injuries.

She was taken by ambulance to the Mercy Hospital but was later discharged.

Speaking to EchoLive, her mother Debbie from Deerpark said it was a miracle her daughter was not killed in the incident.

"She was walking to work past Superdry when it happened. She didn't hear anything, she was just struck by a brick. There were pieces of wood and masonry as well.

"It was her backpack with her laptop that bore the brunt of the impact thankfully," Debbie said.

"But she did suffer injuries to her neck and back. People ran over to her straight away to help and she was taken by ambulance to the Mercy.

"She has been discharged now and we don't expect any long-term injury but she was very fortunate."

Members of Cork City Fire Service at the scene on Patrick's Street where masonry fell onto the footpath. Pic: Cork City Fire Service
Members of Cork City Fire Service at the scene on Patrick's Street where masonry fell onto the footpath. Pic: Cork City Fire Service

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