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A photo of the damage to the pharmacy in Charlestown, Co Mayo. O'Donnell's totalhealth Pharmacy via Facebook

Mayo pharmacy damaged after truck smashes through building

The incident occurred in Charlestown, Co Mayo just after 2.30am this morning.

A LORRY CRASHED into the front of a pharmacy in Co Mayo overnight.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the incident, which occurred in Charlestown, Co Mayo just after 2.30am this morning.

The driver of the truck was taken to Mayo University Hospital and his injuries are understood to be non-life threatening.

In a statement posted on social media, O’Donnell’s totalhealth Pharmacy confirmed the truck crashed into the store front, saying it had “skidded on black ice”. 

The pharmacy said that “no one was seriously injured” in the incident, adding that it is open for business but operating at limited capacity. 

A garda spokesperson said: “A truck collided with a traffic island and then collided with a parked vehicle and caused extensive damage to a building on Market Square.

“The driver of truck was taken Mayo University Hospital. His injuries are understood to be non-life threatening.

“Local diversions are in place this morning.”

Mayo County Council has said the N5 outside of Charlestown is closed, with all traffic to divert via the old N5 through Charlestown.

Mayo County Council also warned motorists to be cautious if driving this morning. 

“Due to a combination of freezing temperatures and rainfall overnight, roads around the county are treacherous in many areas,” it said in a post on social media.

“Please avoid using roads this morning but exercise extreme caution if travel is necessary.

“Gritters will continue their work where safe to do so.”

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