Driver’s lucky es­cape from over­turned car

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ANNA HAYES

MO­TORISTS EX­PE­RI­ENCED de­lays along the Dun­can­non Line on Thurs­day evening as Gardai, the fire brigade and am­bu­lance ser­vice at­tended the scene of a sin­gle car ac­ci­dent, close to Clonard Great.

A woman in her 50s re­ceived mi­nor in­juries in the ac­ci­dent which hap­pened just af­ter 5.30 p.m.

Gardai stated that the driver lost con­trol of the car, which was trav­el­ling in the di­rec­tion of Welling­ton­bridge, just af­ter Kate’s Farm Shop. The ve­hi­cle col­lided with a small bridge wall and over­turned onto its roof, drop­ping seven feet into a shal­low stream.

Two units of Wex­ford fire brigade at­tended the scene and used a se­lec­tion of road traf­fic in­ci­dent equip­ment to cut the driver out of the car. It is un­der­stood that the woman re­mained con­scious through­out the in­ci­dent and was able to walk to the am­bu­lance on re­lease from the ve­hi­cle.

She was trans­ferred to Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

Gardai are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent and would ask any­one who may have wit­nessed the col­li­sion to con­tact them on 053 91 65200.

Fire­fight­ers at the scene of the ac­ci­dent on the Dun­can­non Line.

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