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Gardaí responded to a serious road traffic collision on the N28 in Carr’s Hill, Cork this afternoon, Thursday 18th April 2024, at approximately 1.15pm.

The collision involved a car and an articulated truck. The female driver of the car (aged in her 50s) was taken to Cork University Hospital where her condition is described as serious. No other injuries were reported.

The N28 between the Shannon Road roundabout in Carrigaline and the Bloomfield Interchange in Douglas remains closed. Local diversions are in place.

Garda Forensic Collision investigators have completed a technical examination of the scene.

Gardaí in Togher are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them.

Any road users who were travelling on the N28 this afternoon between 12.45pm and 1.45pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí. 

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

An Garda Síochána is aware that there images and videos of this serious road traffic collision in circulation on social media. Out of respect for those involved, we are requesting these images are not shared.