A LIMERICK woman had a very lucky escape from serious injury this Saturday night after her car ended up in a city centre basement.
The woman, aged in her 40s, was driving her car through the junction of Mallow Street and Catherine Street when she was involved in a collision with another car. Her car then crashed through the basement railings.
Three men who were in a Peugeot saloon car were uninjured and, along with a number of people in the area assisted in rescuing the woman from the car which had become stuck in the basement.
Emergency services closed the road and made the area safe while the woman was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
It’s the second time in less than five years that a car has crashed through basement railings in the area, with a similar accident occurring in February 2013.
The car was lifted by crane out of the basement and Gardai have since reopend the road to traffic and the incident is under investigation by Roxboro Road Garda.
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