Young man injured after collision involving tractor and slurry tanker

A man in his late-teens was injured after the car he was driving was involved in a road traffic collision with a tractor and slurry tanker on June 12.

The accident reportedly took place in the Ballymacquinn area near Ardert in Co. Kerry at around 5:00pm yesterday evening.

Nobody was seriously injured in the collision, but the driver of the car was admitted to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee, according to An Garda Siochana.

The driver of the tractor, who is believed to be in his 30s, was uninjured; he was driving a Massey Ferguson that was towing a slurry tanker when the collision occurred.

An Garda Siochana have confirmed that they are currently investigating the incident.

Loose animals on the motorway

Meanwhile, earlier this morning reports emerged that there were some animals loose on the M3 motorway.

AA Roadwatch confirmed that the stray animals were loose between junction five, the exit for Dunboyne, and junction six, the exit for Dunshaughlin, northbound on the M3 in Co. Meath.

Reports of the loose animals surfaced this morning at around 7:00am, in the midst of heavy morning traffic. Motorists were encouraged by AA Roadwatch to take extra care in the area when driving.

It took close to an hour for the loose animals to be safely removed; traffic resumed as normal in the area from about 8:00am onwards. Thankfully, no road traffic collisions were reported as a result of the stray animals.

Reports of loose animals on Irish roads are not uncommon. Recently, a number of loose cows had to be safely removed from a public road in Co. Tipperary.

The cows were loose on the N74 Tipperary/Cashel road on May 19, between the towns of Kilfeacle and Golden.