Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A WOMAN was said to be “lucky to be alive” after her car collided with a tree and spun off the road on the N11 between Ferns and Enniscorthy on Sunday afternoon.

The woman was travelling in the direction of Enniscorthy just outside of Ferns when her vehicle was said to have veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a tree, leaving her facing in the opposite direction.

Emergency services were called and Enniscorthy Fire Service were on hand to cut the lady from the mangled wreckage of the car. A spokesman for the Fire Service said that the woman was lucky in so far as the majority of the impact was on the passenger side of the vehicle.

The driver, who was travelling alone, was said not to have suffered any major injuries, but was suffering from back pains and was brought to Wexford General Hospital as a result. Luckily, no other vehicles were involved in the incident as a string of traffic was making its way back up the N11 having attended the hurling at Wexford Park. Gardaí were also present at the scene and carried out a technical examination.

This was the second incident which saw Enniscorthy Fire Service forced to cut a driver from a vehicle over the weekend. A man believed to be in his late 20s was brought to hospital following a collision on the Ballyorrell to Marshalstown road. The man, said to be from the local area, was said to have suffered minor injuries and was brought to Wexford General Hospital for treatment.

Emergency services are pictured at the scene on the Enniscorthy to Ferns Road. Pic: Christy Farrell

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By Pádraig Byrne
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