Car in Cork refused to stop for Gardaí, collided with two patrol cars and crashed into a bus 6 months ago

Car in Cork refused to stop for Gardaí, collided with two patrol cars and crashed into a bus

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incidents.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to a series of road traffic collisions which occurred in Cork on Wednesday.

The incidents occurred in Lehenaghmore, Ballycurreen and the South Douglas Road in Cork when Gardaí observed a white Audi A4 driving erratically.

When Gardaí requested the car to stop, the car failed to do so and travelled to Lehenaghmore where it crashed into a patrol car which was parked on the roadway.

Two Gardaí, who were in the vehicle at the time of the collision, were uninjured in the incident and minor damage was caused to the patrol car.

The offending vehicle continued driving and collided with another patrol car in Ballycurreen. Three Gardaí who were in the car at the time were uninjured.

The vehicle then continued travelling towards Cork city centre and eventually collided with a bus on the South Douglas Road. Thankfully none of the passengers or the driver were injured.

The four occupants of the vehicle then fled the scene on foot. Three of the occupants, all male juveniles, including the driver were apprehended by Gardaí and taken to Bridewell Garda Station.

They were all later released into the custody of their parents/guardians and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have observed a white Audi A4 car being driven dangerously on the South Ring Road, South Link Road, and roads in the vicinity of Cork Airport, between the hours of 3pm and 3.30pm on 25 March to make contact.

Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who may have camera (dash cam) footage to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120.