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One prisoner and two officers injured when prison van overturned in Galway

The vehicle with one female prisoner inside was on its way to Galway District Court from Dublin.

Updated 15.02


The overturned prison van pictured in Co Galway earlier today. (Pic: David Fitzgerald)

THREE PEOPLE WERE taken to hospital earlier today after a prison van crashed on the M6 motorway in Co Galway.

The vehicle with two cells was on its way to Galway District Court from Dublin with just one female prisoner inside.

Two members of staff, male and female, along with the prisoner were all taken to Galway University Hospital for injuries which have been described as “non life-threatening”.

A spokesperson for the Irish Prison Service told that the van “appeared to have had a blowout and it overturned”.

The accident happened on the road between Loughrea and Athenry, between Junction 16 and 17.

First published 13.58

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