Mother And Son Rescued From Burning Car

A mother and child were rescued from a burning car by two off-duty gardai following a two-vehicle crash on the Nenagh to Birdhill road last Sunday.

A mother and child were rescued from a burning car by two off-duty gardai following a two-vehicle crash on the Nenagh to Birdhill road last Sunday.

The accident near the Yellow Bridge happened at around 2.50pm. The car being driven by the woman and her son caught fire after the crash.

The gardai had just finished duty in Nenagh and were returning home when they came upon the accident, in which three people were injured. A van driver, who was first on the scene, helped those trapped in the buring car.

It is understood that the mother was brought to hospital with a broken leg, while her 18-month-old son was taken to Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

The driver of the other vehicle, a woman, was also brought to hospital, but her injuries are also unknown.

Fire crews from Tipperary, Clare and Limerick attended the scene.

Meanwhile, three people were brought to hospital with minor injuries following a crash near Cashel this Monday at around 12.30pm. The collision between a car and a lorry happened on the Dundrum road out of Cashel. The road was closed for a time while two of the occupants were freed from their vehicle,

And in a third incident, fire crews were called to a car on fire on the Cahir to Clonmel road on Sunday afternoon. The incident led to diversions being put in place.