Wednesday 23 October 2019

Motorists have a lucky escape from injury as tree falls on bus and car

The scene following the dangerous accident outside Enniscorthy.
The scene following the dangerous accident outside Enniscorthy.

By amy lewis

A number of people narrowly escaped injury last week when a tree fell on a Bus Eireann bus and a car just outside Enniscorthy.

The accident, which took place on Tuesday afternoon at Solsboro, occurred as Storm Barney blew strong winds across the country. Gardaí attended the scene and said that nobody was injured in the incident, which involved several car passengers and a bus driver.

Commenting on the incident, a spokesperson for Bus Eireann said:

'There were no passengers on the bus when the incident occurred, and the driver was uninjured. The falling tree resulted in a broken window and caused damage to the body of the bus. The Gardaí attended the scene and the tree was cleared. The bus was then driven back to the local Bus Éireann depot where the bus will be repaired and put back into service as soon as possible.'

Meanwhile, Storm Barney wreaked havoc across the rest of the county following Met Eireann's issue of a Status Orange warning. According to the ESB, gale force winds caused a number of power faults throughout the county, leaving 2,447 Wexford households without power. Adamstown, Ballinaboola, Enniscorthy, Marshalstown, Ferns and Camolin were badly hit as was New Ross, which saw 1,492 residents being left without electricity.

The whole country was affected by the storm which brought heavy rain and gusts of wind that exceeded 100 km/hr. Over 40,000 households nationwide were affected by power cuts, while several accidents took place around the country.

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