Gardaí attended the scene of a two-vehicle collision, involving a tractor and van in Co Laois last night (Wednesday).
The incident occurred shortly before 8pm on the Ballyfin Road in the country.
Confirming the news to That’s Farming, today (Thursday, November 18th, 2021), a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a two-vehicle traffic collision that occurred at approximately 7:55pm on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, on Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois.”
“No injuries were reported following this collision. The road involved in this collision is currently open for use,” the spokesperson concluded.
Gardaí arrest disqualified motorist and seize jeep
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the county, a motorist, who is disqualified from driving, is due before the courts.
Gardaí arrested the individual after finding them behind the wheel of a Nissan Navara jeep.
Laois Roads Policing Unit made the discovery whilst on patrol in the country on Monday, November 15th, 2021.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Laois Offaly said:
“Laois Roads Policing Unit on patrol this evening stopped the above vehicle.”
“A quick check of the driver’s licence with Garda Mobility App revealed them to be driving while disqualified.”
“The driver was arrested and has been charged to appear before Portlaoise District Court. The vehicle they were driving has been seized,” they concluded.
VIDEO: Donegal farmer rescued
In other news, a farmer was brought to safety earlier this week after falling checking livestock.
Rescue 118 were among those deployed to the scene of the incident near Muckross Head in Co Donegal on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Rescue 118 said:
“A challenging rescue for the crew of Rescue 118 on Tuesday afternoon near Muckross Hd, Co Donegal. A farmer checking on livestock fell near the cliffs and landed in a dangerous area.”
“Rescue 118 was alerted and, once on-scene, lowered our winchman.”
“He was able to stabilise the patient and, with the assistance of National Ambulance Service personnel and volunteers from Killybegs Coast Guard, prepared the patient for winching to the aircraft.”
“Thank you to the coast guard volunteers and ambulance service personnel who are part of the wider EMS team,” the spokesperson concluded.