Woman seriously injured in South Tipp crash

A female driver in her thirties sustained serious injuries in a road traffic accident on the Clonmel/Cashel road on Monday afternoon.

A female driver in her thirties sustained serious injuries in a road traffic accident on the Clonmel/Cashel road on Monday afternoon.

The two car collision occurred at Stillmity, Cashel (between Rosegreen and Ballyclerihan) at 3.30pm on Monday. One of the cars was being driven by a woman in her thirties and the other by a man in his fifties,

The woman sustained two broken arms, two broken legs and a shattered pelvis. She was brought to South Tipperary General Hospital and later transferred to Waterford Regional Hospital. The man, whose injuries were not as serious, was hospitalised at South Tipperary General Hospital.

The scene was attended by gardai from Cahir and Cashel, fire brigade units and the ambulance services. The road, which was closed for a number of hours, was re-opened later on Monday night.

Gardai are looking for information to assist their investigation into the accident and would like to speak to motorists who were travelling in the vicinity on Monday afternoon. Members of the public who feel they can be of some assistance can contact Cahir at 052 7445630 or Cashel 062 75840

Gardai have issued a general warning to motorists to be aware of the increased danger on the road following heavy downfalls of rain.

Four road traffic accidents took place in the Cahir/Cashel area on Monday afternoon after heavy rainfalls.

“After a few fine days, heavy falls of rain can make the road surfaces very dangerous and motorists should be extra careful in their driving on all roads, including motorways” warned Sgt. Brendan Franklin.