Netizen 24 IRL: Two people killed and four injured after multi-vehicle crash involving lorry

Two people killed and four injured after multi-vehicle crash involving lorry Two people (60s) killed and three injured after multi-vehicle c...

Two people killed and four injured after multi-vehicle crash involving lorry

Two people (60s) killed and three injured after multi-vehicle crash involving lorry
Gardai appealed for witnesses to the collision to come forward
Gardai appealed for witnesses to the collision to come forward
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TWO people have died and four others were injured following a multi-vehicle collision in Cork.

The accident, on the Mal low Road outside Cork city, involved an articulated lorry and two cars.

The collision took place shortly before 12 noon.

Two of those involved, a man and a woman in their 60s suffered multiple injuries and were pronounced dead before they could be transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH). The pair were passengers in the car.

Three others were hurt and transferred to hospital by a fleet of ambulances.

The driver of the car and the third passenger (male and female in their 60s) were taken to Cork University Hospital with injuries described as non life threatening.

The driver of the second car involved was taken to Cork University Hospital with injuries described as non life threatening. Meanwhile, the driver of the truck was uninjured.

Gardaí have closed the section of road involved to assist the work of the emergency services which included Cork fire brigade units and HSE ambulances.

Motorists have been warned to expe ct lengthy delays as traffic diversions are expected to remain in place for some time.

In a statement gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the collision to contact them.

"This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are in place on the N20 Cork to Mallow Road and Garda are asking people travelling from Mallow to take alternative routes," a spokesman said.

"Garda wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021 â€" 4946200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station."

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