Two people taken to hospital after Ballinasloe traffic collision


Two people were taken to hospital yesterday after a three car traffic collision on the M6 motorway near Ballinasloe yesterday.

Gardaí and other emergency services attended the scene of the three car collision which occurred at 2:15pm on Tuesday.

The accident happened when the first car struck a barrier on the motorway, and the second car was rear ended by another after the driver stopped to provide help to the people in the first car.

Neither of the two vehicles involved in the rear end collision ever touched the first to crash gardaí said.

The driver of the first car, a man in his 30s, was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital as a precaution.

A passenger in that car, a woman in her 30s, was also taken to Midlands with non-life threatening injuries.

The eastbound lane of the M6 between Junctions 13 an 14 near Ballinasloe was closed to traffic for a time yesterday while emergency services dealt with the accident.