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Woman taken to hospital after being struck on head by election poster

The woman had to have a gash in her head glued back together and is now recovering at home.
Feb 22nd 2016, 3:15 PM 32,870 82

A WOMAN IN south Dublin was taken to hospital by ambulance yesterday after an election poster blew down and struck her on the head.

The woman in her 30s was walking on the Firhouse Road at around noon yesterday when the poster came down. She suffered a gash on the top of her head when the poster hit her.

Lynsey Lynswa, a friend of the woman, said “there was a lot of blood, it was all over her”.

Source: Lynsey Lynswa

Passers-by stopped to help her friend Maria and called an ambulance, which took her to Tallaght Hospital where Lynsey met her.

“They gave her a tetanus and they put glue on it. She’ll be out of work for a few days. She’s dizzy and her head is sore, obviously.”

“They should make sure that posters are better secured, and safely,” she added.

She said Maria was released from hospital yesterday after her wound was closed up and she is now recovering at home.

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