Several people seriously injured in collision between truck and car
Gardai have closed a section of the N22 Cork-Killarney road after a serious collision outside Macroom.
The accident, which occurred shortly after 8am, is understood to have occurred near a sweeping series of bends at Coolnacaheragh between Macroom and Ballyvourney.
The collision involved a car and a truck.
A number of people have been seriously injured in the collision, with several ambulances and Macroom fire brigade units now at the scene.
No further details are available as yet on the condition of the injured.
To facilitate the work of the emergency services, gardai have closed the affected section of the N22 and implemented diversions.
Motorists have been warned to avoid the area if possible.
Those who have to travel to the area will be required to use the diversions, with a warning to expect delays.