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Two injured in separate road crashes

The crash scene near Adare Manor
The crash scene near Adare Manor

A man is being treated for serious head injuries, after being involved in a single car crash in Limerick.

The incident occurred in Knockanes, near Adare Manor, at around 2pm today.

A garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the man was brought to University Hospital Limerick following the crash.

Limerick City and county fire crews also attended the scene.

It is understood that the man was ejected out of the back window of the car in the collision.

He was treated at the scene before being brought to hospital, where his current condition is not described as critical.

Meanwhile, the driver of a SUV which crashed into steel railings and rolled onto its side was “very lucky” to walk away without serious injury, writes David Raleigh

The man, aged in his 50s, was traveling along the Childers Road near the John Carew Junction Link Road when he is believed to have swerved to avoid a dog on the road. The vehicle smashed into footpath railings and ended up on its side.

The man was treated for shock and minor injuries at the scene by paramedics.

The road was closed for about an hour to allow garda examine the scene and arrange for a tow truck to remove the vehicle to a yard for further inspection.
Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at 12.45pm and dispatched three units to the scene.

Afterwards, a spokesperson stated via the service's Facebook page: "We just left the scene of this vehicle rollover. A very lucky driver is in the safe hands of the national ambulance service.”

Gardai are continuing to make inquiries, and have spoken to the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road gardai on 061-214340.