18-YEAR-OLD WOMAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN ROCKCORRY ACCIDENT

1 September 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

An 18-year-old Rockcorry woman remained in a critical condition at Cavan Hospital last night following a horrific traffic accident on Tuesday evening last when the car being driven by her mother was involved in a collision with a rigid lorry.
The Scania tipper truck, which was also driven by a local man, had been travelling towards Rockcorry at Claraghy, about half a mile outside the village when the accident occurred.
It is understood that the woman, whose 18 and 12-year-old daughters were in the Ford Focus five-door car, had been arriving at the family home when the incident took place at about 4.15pm on the R188 Rockcorry–Cootehill road.
Gardai are seeking to establish the cause of the collision, and the roadway had been closed, with diversions in place, until about 12-noon yesterday while technical examinations continued as part of that investigation.
Fire and ambulance services also attended the scene, and the woman and her daughters had been freed from their vehicle and taken to Cavan Hospital.
The mother and younger daughter did not suffer life threatening injuries, but gardai have confirmed that the Leaving Certificate student at St Louis Convent, Monaghan, was seriously injured and remains critical as we go to print.
The driver of the lorry was also taken to Cavan, where he was treated for shock following the incident.

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