Two rushed to CUH, after another serious accident in Fermoy

Two rushed to CUH, after another serious accident in Fermoy

Second serious crash occurred in North Cork last evening, leaving one guy in critical condition and one lady seriously injured.

The accident occurred on McCurtain Street, Fermoy's major thoroughfare, which remains closed this morning as Garda crash investigators conduct forensic checks.

Gardai are hopeful that CCTV photos from shops on the street may shed light on what happened last night when two cars collided at 8.40 pm. Witnesses reported seeing a badly broken automobile on the Cork side of town, near St Patrick's Church.

Cork County Fire Service Units, Gardai, and the National Ambulance Service all rushed to the tragedy, with firefighters observed using cutting equipment to remove one passenger from a heavily damaged automobile.

"Garda are investigating a serious road traffic collision involving two cars that occurred at approximately 8:40 pm on Saturday 1st July at McCurtain Street in Fermoy, County Cork," a Garda spokesperson said.

"One of the car's passengers, a man in his twenties, was taken to Cork University Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the other car (a female in her 50s) was transferred to Cork University Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries."

This morning, the road near McCurtain Street remained closed, with local diversions in place. The scene will be examined by Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardai are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

Anyone with video footage (including dash cam) who was travelling in the McCurtain Street vicinity between 8:30 pm and 9 pm is asked to make it accessible to the Garda. They can contact Fermoy Garda station at 025 82100, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.