Road closed after crash near Skibbereen

January 9th, 2015 11:17 PM

By Southern Star Team

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Garda vestBANTRY Gardai are currently at the scene of a road traffic accident near Skibbereen, after a car hit a ditch and overturned outside Caheragh.

It is believed the accident happened around 10.30pm tonight (Friday) in poor weather conditions which left roads wet with a lot of surface water.

Gardai are turning back traffic as HSE ambulances and fire services attend the scene. It is believed that a number of young people who were in the car are being treated for minor injuries and there were no fatalities.

The hatchback car was a write-off and witnesses say the situation could have been a lot more serious. The incident happened about a half mile from the village of Caheragh, on the main road to Skibbereen.

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