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Man killed after van collides with ambulance

Another man was killed yesterday.

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GARDAÍ IN BORRISOKANE, County Tipperary and Mallow, County Cork are investigating separate collisions which left men in their 30s and 70s dead.

A man was killed in a crash in the early hours of this morning near Rathduff in Cork.

A man in his mid-30s was fatally injured when his van collided with an ambulance.

His body has been removed to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

The female driver of the ambulance, in her early 40s, and the two male passengers, a patient and another paramedic, were all taken to Cork University Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

A technical and forensic examination of the scene is taking place by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

Investigating Gardai are appealing to witness to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022-31450, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

A statement from the HSE confirmed the incident.

“The ambulance was on its way from Mallow to Mercy University Hospital, Cork with a patient on board.

“Unfortunately a fatality occurred at the incident involving the occupant of the other vehicle and the National Ambulance Service would like to extend its sympathies with the family of the deceased.

“The ambulance crew and patient were taken by two other ambulances to Cork University Hospital where they are recovering from their injuries.”


Earlier, a man in his early 70s was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with another car. The second driver, a woman in her mid 60s was removed to Limerick University Hospital with serious injuries.

The road is currently closed pending the completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067-50450, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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