Child survives being struck by falling tree in Cork 1 month ago

Child survives being struck by falling tree in Cork

The young girl is expected to make a full recovery.

A nine-year old girl was injured by a falling tree in Cork city following the adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Deirdre.

According to RTÉ, the girl was cycling with her family at around 4.30pm when her bike was crushed and she was pinned under a falling tree.

Emergency services were called and three units of Cork Fire Brigade attended the scene and she was taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

It is understood she suffered injuries to her head and leg, but they are not thought to be life threatening.

A status orange wind warning remains in place for counties Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Donegal until 10pm.

Cork City Fire Brigade took to Twitter to say that they have had to deal with "multiple incidents" around Cork throughout the day.