4 hospitalised after Clonard Street crash in Wexford

FOUR folks have been rushed to hospital on Monday night after a automobile overturned following a collision at a infamous junction in Clonard.

mergency companies rushed to the scene shortly earlier than 6 p.m. on the Clonard Street junction at Glenville, with the nationwide ambulance service, the hearth service and gardaí all in attendance.

The 2 automobiles collided on the crossroads, leaving one, carrying two mother and father and a young person who have been on holidays, on it facet. All three have been taken to hospital, together with the only occupant of the opposite automobile, believed to be native.

The street was closed for a time whereas the injured events have been taken by ambulance to Wexford Basic Hospital for additional therapy. Their accidents have been described as comparatively minor and it’s hoped they’ll make a full restoration.

Expressing his finest needs for these concerned within the collision, Unbiased councillor Leonard Kelly was disenchanted to study of one other accident on a stretch of street that which he’s been elevating with officers for fairly a while.

Having seen the particles on the junction, Cllr Kelly additionally famous that there are poles positioned within the floor, that are nonetheless awaiting cease indicators – ones he was assured can be put in a while in the past.

“I met with residents at that junction a yr and a half in the past,” he stated. “Based mostly on the incidents they have been witnessing on an ongoing foundation, it was determined that this was a harmful spot. Having raised the matter with our Borough Engineer, it was determined that the answer can be a four-point cease, like on the street at Baldwinstown.

“I’m assured that accidents can be diminished or eradicated if this have been in place. Nonetheless, for some motive, it hasn’t been finished but. I’ve raised it so many occasions and even provided to make use of my discretionary funds, however I used to be informed it wasn’t wanted. We’ve got a brand new borough engineer in place now and I’ll make it possible for that is on the prime of the agenda.”

Cllr Kelly says he wish to see issues of safety on the Clonard Street as an entire addressed.

“I feel that the 60km/h velocity restrict there’s simply too quick,” he stated. “It ought to be lowered to 50km/h and the earlier borough engineer had additionally dedicated to taking a look at visitors calming at Cluain Dara to make it simpler to cross there. It is an accident ready to occur. Actually, we had a toddler knocked down there not too way back, however we actually don’t wish to see something extra critical happen on this stretch.”

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