Huge collision on busy national road involving 14 cars
A multi-vehicle collision has occurred on the N25 Waterford to Cork road this afternoon, but gardai have stated that no serious injuries have yet been reported.
CORK: Emergency services have cleared collision on N40 South Ring Rd w/b between Dunkettle Interchange and the JLT https://t.co/EY0qAdZlYs— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
CORK/N40: Emergency services continue to deal with a collision w'bound between Dunkettle Interchange & JLT. Traffic extremely heavy theAA.ie— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
CORK: The N25 has now fully reopened westbound at J3 Cobh Cross following a multi-vehicle collision. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
CORK/ N25/ UPDATE: One lane reopened w'bound at J3 Cobh Cross following collision. Traffic remains heavy in area. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
Gardai are dealing with a massive 14-car collision on the N25 between Cobh and Little Island this afternoon.
The incident, which happened close to the busy Dunkettle interchange, is being attended by emergency services.
It is understood that none of the injuries sustained in the incident are life-threatening.
However, a number of motorists are being taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH) for soft tissue injuries.
One middle aged man is being assessed for back injuries.
Another car contained two children but they were not injured.
Adverse weather conditions are causing havoc in the area:
CORK: Extreme care needed on roads throughout the county following heavy hail showers. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
CORK: Gardai are dealing with a multi vehicle collision on the N25 Waterford/ Cork Rd westbound at J2 Little Island. https://t.co/EY0qAdZlYs— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
CORK/ N25/ UPDATE: Gardai dealing with collision involving fourteen vehicles w'bound between J3 Cobh Cross & J2 Little Island. Traffic heavy— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
Cork Traffic: Expect delays N25 Dunkettle interchange at Little island due to multi vehicle collision. Emergency services attending scene.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) March 29, 2016
CORK/ N25/ UPDATE: Route closed w'bound at J3 Cobh Cross following a multi-vehicle collision. Diversions in place however traffic is heavy.— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 29, 2016
The gardai released the following statement regarding the incident:
"A multi-vehicle collision (possible 14 vehicles) on the Midleton to Cork City road (N25 inbound) occurred shortly before 3pm today. Emergency services are at the scene.
"The road is currently closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are asked to use alternative routes.
"At this stage there are no serious injuries reported.
"Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Anglesea St garda station on 021 4522000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station."