Limerick-bound train hits jeep at level-crossing

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

SEPARATE investigations are continuing after a Limerick-bound train collided with a jeep at a level crossing last night.

SEPARATE investigations are continuing after a Limerick-bound train collided with a jeep at a level crossing last night.

One woman was taken to hospital following the incident which happened at around 8pm at Cappadine near Birdhill.

A spokesperson for Iarnrod Eireann confirmed there were ten people on board the train, which was travelling from Ballybrophy to Colbert Station at the time.

None of those on the board the train were injured but the driver of the jeep was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital suffering from shock.

Iarnrod Eireann and the Rail Accident Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances of the collision.

“The driver of the car was taken to hosiptal, there were eight passengers on board (the train) the at the time as well as the driver and a travelling ticket checker. None of people on board the trian suffered any injuries and they were removed from the scene by bus,” said Iarnrod Eireann spokesperson Jane Cregan.