One person dies and at least one other seriously ill after a multi-vehicle collision in Cork

ONE person has died and a second is in critical condition after a horrific road accident in Cork that prompted Gardaí to implement their contingency plan.

The collision occurred at 11.15am outside Ringaskiddy on the N28 near the Shannon Park roundabout and involved a semi-truck and car.

Other vehicles are believed to have been damaged by flying debris.

Two people were critically injured and one died at the scene before they could be taken to hospital.

A second person is said to be fighting for her life with life-threatening injuries.

According to initial findings, the truck involved could have tipped over on its side after the collision.

An eyewitness said the car involved was partially crushed.

Gardaí, HSE paramedics, Carrigaline and Crosshaven Fire Brigade responded to the alarm and were on the scene within minutes.

A total of five ambulances were deployed as a precaution.

A medical support helicopter was also on standby.

The N28 road, which links Cork to Ringaskiddy and Cork Deepwater Port and the nearby town of Carrigaline, is one of the busiest roads in the region.

Gardaí deployed a special road traffic management plan to deal with the magnitude of the collision.

Vehicles and debris from the collision partially blocked the road.

Drivers have been asked to avoid the area if possible due to the heavy traffic.

Motorists unable to avoid the area have been warned to expect major delays and urged to follow any diversions of Lake Garda traffic.

Forensic investigators at the Garda accident site are now conducting a detailed investigation of the scene to determine the exact cause of the tragedy.

All vehicles involved are also subjected to a thorough inspection.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Gardaí.

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