Jack Quann
Jack Quann

21.56 25 Mar 2020


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Gardaí in Cork are appealing for witnesses in relation to a series of road crashes.

They happened in Lehenaghmore, Ballycurreen and the South Douglas Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after 3.00pm, officers on patrol attached to the Togher district noticed a white Audi A4 car being driven erratically on the South Ring Road.

The car failed to stop for Gardaí when requested to do so.

The car travelled to Lehenaghmore where it crashed into a patrol car which was parked on the road.

Two Gardaí in that car were uninjured and minor damage was caused to the car.

The offending vehicle continued driving and collided with another patrol car in the townland of Ballycurreen.

None of the three Garda members in that patrol car were injured.

The vehicle continued travelling towards Cork city centre and eventually collided with a bus on the South Douglas Road.

However none of the bus passengers or bus driver were injured during the collision.

The four people in the vehicle then fled the scene on foot.

Three of them including the driver - all young men - were apprehended by Gardaí.

A fourth person escaped on foot.

All three were arrested 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 (DPP).

The white Audi A4 car has been seized for further examination.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the car being driven dangerously on the South Ring Road, South Link Road, and roads in the vicinity of Cork Airport between 3.00pm and 3.30pm to make contact.

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


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