Lucky es­cape

Novem­ber 1999

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A Bal­ly­more Eus­tace mo­torist had a close shave on Mon­day morn­ing when his car skid­ded on icy roads be­tween Balt­in­glass and Bless­ing­ton and ended up bal­anced pre­car­i­ously on the lake edged.

Road con­di­tions were gen­er­ally treach­er­ous on Mon­day thanks to the overnight freeze and Gar­daí re­ported a num­ber of sin­gle ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents along var­i­ous roads.

At one spot, known lo­cally as The Over­flow, a Bal­ly­more man who was trav­el­ling from Balt­in­glass to Bless­ing­ton took a skid and went over a fence and landed on the wa­ter’s edge.

‘He was very lucky,’ com­mented a Garda spokesper­son. ‘An­other 10 feet and he would have been in 20 foot of wa­ter and it would have been very dif­fi­cult to get out of that.’

The driver wasn’t in­jured in the in­ci­dent and none of the crashes on Mon­day night re­sulted in any ca­su­al­ties.

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