A teenager has been flown to a Dublin hospital after the tractor he was driving overturned in Scariff, Co Clare, yesterday afternoon.
The young man was taken by ambulance to Mater Hospital, where his condition was described as serious.
Gardaí investigating the incident have urged anyone with information to contact them.
“Gardai is investigating a road traffic accident that occurred around 5.30pm yesterday afternoon in Scariff, Co Clare,” Gardai said.
“A tractor turned on its side while driving on the R461. The vehicle’s male driver (late teenager) was taken by ambulance to The Mater Hospital in Dublin, where his condition is described as serious.
“Gardaí in Killaloe is appealing to anyone who may have information about this incident to contact them on 061 620 540.”
Gardaí added that investigations are ongoing.
The incident follows the death in July of John Hansberry, a single man in his 60s, at Gort in Co. Galway.
The recently retired Galway County Council worker was fatally injured when he was suddenly pinched by the tractor he was driving while carrying out maintenance work on his land in the Derreen area.
Gardai and emergency services were called and his body was taken to Galway University Hospital for an autopsy.
The Health and Safety Administration (HSA) has been notified and is investigating
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