Woman (20s) taken to hospital following collision in Cork

Woman (20s) taken to hospital following collision in Cork

A woman in her 20s has been taken to hospital as a precaution following a collision in Cork. Picture credit: Garda Facebook.

Update: A woman in her 20s has been taken to hospital following a collision in Cork.

A Garda spokesperson said that Gardaí attended the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a car that occurred on the M8, between junction 13 and 14 northbound, shortly before 3pm today. 

"A female in her 20s was taken to Cork University Hospital as a precaution. The road has since reopened," the spokesperson said.

In a post on social media, Gardaí reminded the public to take extra caution when driving in poor weather conditions. 

"Earlier today, emergency services responded to a single-vehicle collision on the M8 motorway, Northbound between Junctions 14 and 13. 

"Gardaí from Fermoy District attended the scene with Mitchelstown and Fermoy units of Cork County Fire Service and the Community Air Ambulance [sic]. 

"As luck would have it, three doctors arrived onto the scene of the collision, so the lone occupant of the car received the best help anyone could wish for. 

"The driver who was wearing a seatbelt was examined at the scene and walked away uninjured, but was taken to hospital for assessment. 

"Remember to adjust your driving according to the conditions around you. Rain and hail can turn driving conditions hazardous in seconds. 

"Keep your distance, mind your speed and always wear your seatbelt," Gardaí stated.

Earlier: Emergency services are dealing with a collision on the M8 northbound between J14 Fermoy North and J13 Mitchelstown South.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30pm this afternoon.

The Irish Community Air Ambulance was first on scene as crews had been returning from a tasking near the area when the call came in. 

Two units from the fire brigade are currently at the scene also, one from Fermoy and one from Mitchelstown. 

AA Roadwatch has urged motorists to take care on approach. 

More to follow as we have it. 

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