M7 reopens following multiple collisions on North Tipperary motorway

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BREAKING: Emergency services attend multi-vehicle collision in North Tipperary

The M7 has been reopened following multiple collisions, including a 12 vehicle crash between Moneygall and Roscrea, this afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision, believed to involve up to 12 cars, on the M7 in North Tipperary this afternoon.

The accident occurred on the M7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd northbound between J23 Moneygall and J22 Roscrea shortly after 3pm. One person is understood to have been airlifted to hospital with a broken leg.

The accident is thought to have occurred as a result of a heavy hail shower and Gardai are urging motorists to drive slowly and allow extra breaking distances between cars.

 

A separate collision also occurred between J24 Toomevara and J23 Moneygall. It has since been cleared.

This is the second multi-vehicle accident on the M7 in recent days following a fatal crash on Tuesday evening in which a man in his 70's was killed near Birdhill. Gardai in Nenagh have appealed for witnesses or anyone with Dashcam footage travelling along the M7 between Limerick and Birdhill at around 2pm on Tuesday afternoon, January 16, to contact them.

The collision occurred on the Nenagh side of the Birdhill service station which is approximately 1km from Exit 27.

Any persons who can assist with this investigation are asked to contact Gardaí at Nenagh Garda Station on (067) 50450 or the Garda Confidential Helpline 1800 666 111.