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09th Sep 2023

Two men reportedly injured after train strikes car in Mayo

Stephen Porzio

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Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of the incident.

Two men have been injured after a train struck a car in Mayo, according to reports.

In a statement on Saturday evening, Gardaí said that its officers and emergency services were currently at the scene of an incident involving a train and a vehicle which occurred on the train line near Ballyhaunis at around 3.15pm on Saturday (9 September).

“An Garda Síochána is not in a position to provide further information at this time as Gardaí and other emergency services continue their work at the scene,” a spokesperson said.

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Gardaí have confirmed the incident involved a train and a vehicle

Multiple outlets have reported that the incident saw a train strike a car at an unmanned level between Ballyhaunis and Claremorris. The train involved is said to be the 12.45 Heuston to Westport service.

Just after 7:30pm on Saturday, there was an update on the incident from the press office. It reads:

‘An Garda Síochána and emergency services remain at the scene of an incident involving a train and a vehicle which occurred on the train line near Claremorris Co. Mayo shortly before 3:30pm this afternoon, Saturday September 9th.

‘The vehicle and Irish Rail, Dublin Heuston to Westport service collided at an unattended level crossing on a rural road at Garryredmond, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

‘The adult male driver of the vehicle and the teenage male front-seat passenger have both been airlifted to Galway University Hospital where their condition is stable. Gardaí are currently liaising with the family of the occupants of the vehicle.

‘An Garda Síochána are also working with Irish Rail at present to facilitate passengers to continue their journey.

‘The initial response was provided by An Garda Síochána, Mayo County Council Fire Service despatched from Claremorris, paramedics and ambulance personnel from the National Ambulance Service supported by the Irish Coast Guard, Rescue 118 from Sligo and Irish Air Corp helicopter based at Baldonnel.

‘An Garda Síochána are investigating all of the circumstances of this road traffic incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda station on (094) 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.’

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