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07th Feb 2018

Fifteen Students Hospitalised After School Bus Involved In Multi-Vehicle Collision This Morning

Megan Cassidy

Fifteen students have been hospitalised after a school bus and two other vehicles were involved in a collision this morning at 8:30am in Co. Limerick. 

Emergency services are at the scene on the R513 at Caherconlish and diversions are in place.

Limerick Council tweeted: ‘The R513 between Herbertstown and Caherline is closed until further notice due to a multi-vehicle crash. Local diversions are in place from Caherconlish to Ballyneety, and then rejoining the R513 at Herbertstown ‘ 

A Garda statement describes the incident as a “serious traffic collision”: 

‘Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the scene of a traffic collision involving a school bus and a car. 

‘The collision occurred at approximately 8.30am on the R513 between Caherconlish and Herbertstown. Gardaí and Emergency Services are at the scene and local traffic diversions are in place.

It is understood that 40 students from a nearby secondary school were travelling on the bus at the time of the collision.

 A number of students have been taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment the extent of injuries are not known but are thought to be minor in nature. The drivers of both vehicles have also been taken to hospital. 

Gardaí said: ‘The incident is live and no further details are available at this time, updates will follow.’ 

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