Man dies in Cork multi-vehicle collision

Date Published : March 20th, 2016    Published By : admin

A man in his 50's has died following a collision earlier today on the outskirts of Mallow, Co. Cork.

The crash involving a truck and four cars occurred on the Cork to Limerick road at around midday.

Photo: (Irish Air Corps)

The Air Corps helicopter was alerted to the incident along with up to five ambulances from the HSE NAS and a number of units of the fire service in Cork. Other motorists were treated for lesser injuries. Gardai in Mallow have said they were dealing with a major incident.

An eye witness told the Irish Independent that a horse which was being transported in a horse box was thrown from the trailer. The horse died on the roadside.

Gardai are investigating the collision and he road will remain closed for a number of hours.

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