Gardai release more details on assault and fatal crash in Limerick


Gardai have now confirmed the timeline of tragic events that happened in Limerick this morning, including details of the injuries sustained by the woman who was assaulted before the fatal car crash that claimed the life of a father and son.

At approximately 8.35am this morning Gardaí received a report of an incident at a house in Oola, Co Limerick.

A female received a number of injuries and was taken by ambulance to Limerick University Hospital.

Her injuries are believed to be a broken arm and a number of cuts that are not believed to be life threatening.
An adult male and child had left the house above and were involved in a collision on the Limerick to Tipperary road between a truck and a car

At about 8.30am the collision happened one mile from Brooks Bridge, on the Tipperary side of Pallasgreen. The driver of the truck was uninjured. The male driver and a young male child passenger were fatally injured. There were no other passengers.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been contacted, the forensic collision examination is on going and it is expected that the road will remain closed until at least 4pm today.
A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed and a post mortem is expected to take place at Limerick University Hospital tomorrow July 20.
Gardai wish to appeal to anyone who may have witnesses the collision or may have travelled this road between 8am and 8.30amto contact the Gardai at Bruff on 061 382940, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.