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Serious injury Wexford woman (50s) in critical condition after being hit by gate during Storm Barra

It is understood that she remains unconscious

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Wexford General Hospital.

Wexford General Hospital.

Wexford General Hospital.

A woman aged in her 50s is understood to be in critical care at Wexford General Hospital after being hit in the head by a gate as Wexford was battered by strong winds during Storm Barra on Tuesday.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Clonard shortly after lunchtime yesterday, where the woman was apparently knocked unconscious by a gate blowing in the strong winds which caused chaos around the county.

She was rushed to Wexford General and is believed to have suffered a serious head injury, for which she is receiving treatment in the critical care unit and a decision has yet to be made on whether she will need to be transferred to another hospital for specialist treatment.

However, it is understood that she remains unconscious.

This is the first report of a serious injury in Wexford during the course of Storm Barra, however, it did wreak havoc on electricity supply across the county, as well as bringing down trees and temporarily closing a number of roads.

Winds of up to 115 km/h were reported in Co Wexford over the course of Tuesday afternoon and schools and childcare facilities remained closed on Wednesday in the aftermath. 

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