A trailer transporting bales overturned at a mini roundabout in the south of the country yesterday (Thursday, December 22nd, 2022), Gardaí have confirmed.
According to a passer-by, the incident involving the tractor-trailer combination in Bandon caused “major traffic disruption”, and they urged motorists to “avoid the area if possible”.
Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:
“Gardaí attended an incident yesterday, Thursday, December 22nd, 2022, on New Road, Bandon, Co Cork, in which a trailer overturned.”
“No injuries were reported, and the road involved in this incident is currently open for use,” the spokesperson concluded.
Incident in Donegal
Earlier this month, we reported that a male, aged in his 70s, died after the tractor he was driving overturned on a roadside outside Ballyshannon in Co Donegal.
The fatal road traffic collision occurred on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, just before 11am.
National Slowdown Day
In related news, in the first 2 hours of the 24-hour National Slow Down Day, GoSafe checked the speed of 19,246 vehicles.
It detected 153 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit, a spokesperson told media.
An Garda Síochána appealed to drivers to comply with speed limits to:
- Reduce the number of speed-related collisions;
- Save lives;
- Reduce injuries on roads.
Examples of some speeds detected:
- 88km/h in a 50km/h zone on the Coolock Lane Dublin17 Dublin;
- 135km/h in a 80km/h zone on the N4 Ballydowd Lucan Dublin;
- 76km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh;
- 132km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N4 Greatdown The Downs Westmeath;
- 75km/h in a 60km/h zone on the Clones Road Monaghan Monaghan
- 94km/h in a 80km/h zone on the N25 Castleredmond Midleton Cork;
- 117km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N71 Ballynagrumoolia Waterfall Cork;
- 116km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N25 Kildermody Kilmeaden Waterford;
- 110km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N24 Woodrooff Clonmel Tipperary;
- 131km/h in a 120km/h zone on the M7 Cherryville Kildare.