Driver in Shock After Rail Crash

A WOMAN in 60’s had to be brought to hospital to be treated for shock after the car she was travelling in was struck by a train at a level crossing in west Tipperary on Monday evening.

A WOMAN in 60’s had to be brought to hospital to be treated for shock after the car she was travelling in was struck by a train at a level crossing in west Tipperary on Monday evening.

The Rail Accident Investigation Unit has launched an investigation after the 6.20pm train service from Ballybrophy to Limerick stuck a car in the Birdhill area, at around 8pm.

The area is known locally as Kelly’s Crossing. The woman was sitting in the car at the time of the accident. It’s understood she did not sustain any life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for the Rail Accident Investigation Unit said they are carrying out a prelimary investigation of the incident to determine if a full investigation is necessary. Some eight passengers on the train were uninjured in the incident.

They were bused on to their final destination. All services resumed as normal on Wednesday morning.