Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Four people remain in a serious condition in hospital following a series of accidents in the region over Christmas. Eight people in all were hospitalised.

Five were hospitalised following a serious two-vehicle road traffic collision, which occurred on the Elphin to Carrick-on-Shannon Elphin road, at Ardleckna, Elphin, last Saturday, December 28th at approximately 1 p.m.. Two women, aged in their 30s and 70s were airlifted to Sligo University Hospital with serious injuries. The three others injured, three men, two in their 30s and one in his 70s were also taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A fifteen year old boy was seriously injured and admitted to hospital following a road traffic accident in Ballaghaderreen on Saturday last.

The accident occurred at approximately 5.30 p.m. in the Market Street area of the town. The boy in question was knocked down by a car and sustained serious injuries. Meanwhile, a farmer in his fifties from the Miltown area of Castleplunkett is currently recovering in hospital after a farm accident that occurred on Monday, December 23rd.

The man, who lives alone, was attacked by a ram while out tending his sheep on his lands. The man was believed to have been struck from behind, resulting in his leg being broken in two places. A neighbour spotted the man in a distressed state. He was subsequently airlifted to University College Hospital in Galway where his condition is described as comfortable.

In Strokestown a man remains in a critical, yet stable condition in hospital following a gas explosion at his home on Sunday, December 22nd.

The incident occurred at a private house, approximately two kilometres from Strokestown on the Strokestown to Elphin road.

The popular businessman was initially taken to Mullingar General Hospital for treatment before being transferred to St. James’ Hospital in Dublin where he is receiving ongoing treatment for serious burns.

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