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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Car and truck involved in collision at notorious Castlebridge junction

The scene after a car and a truck collided at a junction in Castlebridge on Wednesday
The scene after a car and a truck collided at a junction in Castlebridge on Wednesday

Pádraig Byrne

A couple had a lucky escape last week after the car they were travelling in collided with a truck at a notorious junction in Castlebridge. A glut of emergency vehicles attended the scene in the village on Wednesday afternoon following the collision, causing major tailbacks in both directions.

The incident took place at around 3.30 p.m. at what can be considered a dangerous junction in the village, near The Frying Irishman, with the main part of the road rounding and heading on towards Gorey. It appears that a car heading for Wexford pulled out and collided with a truck that was headed in the Gorey direction.

Thankfully, the truck was not loaded at the time or things could have been much worse for the occupants of the car.

Emergency services were immediately called and two fire brigades, several squad cars and an ambulance were quick on the scene.

While considerable damage was caused to the Skoda car, the occupants were said to have emerged relatively unscathed.

They were taken to hospital to be checked over for shock, while the driver required treatment on his hand. The driver of the truck was said to have been uninjured. While gardaí were quick on the scene and attempted to keep traffic flowing, there were some major delays for motorists as the scene was cleared, however, things could have been much worse.

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