Liffey Mills lorry jack-knifes on motorway
A lorry transporting for agricultural merchant Liffey Mills jack-knifed on the M7 motorway in Co. Limerick this morning, Thursday, September 5, leading to the route being closed for a time.
The incident occurred between Junctions 29 and 30 in Co. Limerick on the main Limerick-Dublin motorway, leading to a buildup of traffic for a time.
The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, according to Gardaí. Emergency services also attended the scene of the accident.
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The incident occurred on the south-bound route; the route was blocked as a result.
After opening for a brief time, the M7 closed again, according to the AA Roadwatch Twitter account. This was to allow emergency services work to remove the lorry, the Twitter account added.
In a statement to AgriLand, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“Gardaí in Roxboro attended the scene of a single-vehicle road traffic collision involving a HGV that occurred at approximately 8:30am, today, Thursday, September 5, in-between Junction 29 and 30 southbound on the M7, Limerick.
The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
“Traffic is moving slowly in the area; approach with caution,” the spokesperson added.