01 Oct 2022

Three involved in car crash in Laois town

Three people were involved in a single vehicle road crash in Stradbally town on Sunday evening.

Portlaoise and Stradbally fire crews attended the crash on Sunday at 4:45pm.

Three people were travelling in the car when it crashed in the town. It is understood that their injuries were not life-threatening.

Fire Officer Shay Brennan said that the emergency call for the crash came while all 65 members of Laois fire staff were out attending incidents of flooding.

"Flooding is flooding but we don't want to dilute our ability to cover emergencies in the county, it is a juggling act.

"We have to maintain our ability to cover everything," Officer Brennan said.

Crews from Portlaoise, Portarlington, Rathdowney, Durrow, Mountmellick, Mountrath, Stradbally and Abbeyleix all attended incidents of flooding on Sunday.

Officer Brennan said that the fire and rescue service was "bombarded" with requests all across the county.

One house in Irishtown, Mountmellick was flooded on Sunday evening. 

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