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Dublin: 10°C Tuesday 27 October 2020

Man in critical condition after car collides with a 4 x 4

This happened in Togher Village in the west of the county earlier this evening.

The road outside Togher Village
The road outside Togher Village
Image: Google Maps

GARDAÍ IN CORK are this evening investigating a serious road crash near Togher Village in Cork.

This happened around 2 miles east of Togher Village at around 5.30pm this evening when a car collided with a 4 x 4.

The R585 road from Bantry to Crookestown Road is known locally as the Bantry Line.

A man in his 30s, the driver of the car, was seriously injured in the crash and taken to Cork University Hospital where he is described as being in a critical condition.

The driver of the 4 x 4 was also taken to hospital but his injuries are described as being non-life threatening.

There were no passengers in either vehicle and no one else was hurt in the collision.

The road was closed to allow a forensic collision examination to take place with diversions being put in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who might have witnessed the incident to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 8821570 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Read: Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in two-car crash

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