Man brought to University Hospital Limerick after being 'struck by bus'

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Man brought to University Hospital Limerick after being 'struck by bus'

A MAN has been hospitalised in Limerick this Saturday night after being reportedly 'struck by a bus' in the city.

The road traffic incident occurred around 8pm this Saturday night and emergency services were alerted to a report that a man had been struck by a bus on Matthew Bridge.

It is understood that Limerick City Fire Service was alerted around 8pm by Munster Regional Fire Control.

On arrival, firefighters treated the man until paramedics arrived. The man, believed to be in his late 40s or early 50s, was treated on scene by HSE Paramedics, including an Advanced Paramedic, and was then brought to University Hospital Limerick.

His injuries are believed to be serious but not life threatening.

The bus driver was quite shaken but is not believed to be injured. No passengers were injured.

The road remains closed for a garda investigation.