Two men are in serious condition following a single car collision in Holycross village at 2.30am on Sunday 12th. The two men aged 19 and 20 were taken to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel for treatment and are believed to have sustained serious injuries.
Emergency services rushed to the scene in the picturesque and tranquil village to tend to the occupants of the Toyota car which crashed into a tree opposite the Sue Ryder and St Michael National School buildings.
The road was subsequently closed off and forensic collision investigators examined the scene well into Sunday. Mass goers coming to Holycross Abbey from the Green end were forced to abandon their vehicles on the Green and walk the short distance as the Gardai preserved the scene.
Both men, believed to be local, are understood to have been the occupants of one car and no other vehicle was involved.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Thurles Garda Station on 0504 25100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.
So far this year, 114 people have died on the roads compared to 110 in the same period last year and Gardai are appealing to motorists to take extra care when driving the roads. With many roads in dangerous condition due to subsidence and flooding.