Man arrested after car ploughed into cars and trees in Limerick City

Footage of the collision has circulated online in the days since the incident.

A MAN is facing dangerous driving related charges after a speeding car ploughed into a number of other vehicles and uprooted trees in Limerick City.

Dramatic video footage of the alleged incident was shared online showing a car smashing head on into a parked car, driving the vehicle off the street and narrowly missing a pedestrian.

The travelling car also smashed through a tree and a steel bike stand.

Video footage showed a car smashing through a tree before taking out a parked car and narrowly missing a pedestrian.

Three seconds later, the pedestrian can be seen walking past where the car had been parked.

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Further video footage showed a number of damaged cars, uprooted trees, as well as Gardaí and gathered onlookers onlookers at the junction of Upper William Street and Upper Gerald Griffin Street.

A source said it was “incredibly lucky no one was seriously injured or killed”.

When contacted about the incident, a Garda spokesman replied: “Gardaí on patrol in Limerick observed an incident of dangerous driving that occurred on Upper William Street at approximately 12:35am on Wednesday 12th July 2023.”

“A short time later, Gardaí attended the scene of a road traffic collision with a parked vehicle.”

“A male in his 20s was arrested at the scene and conveyed to a Garda Station in Limerick. He has since been charged and is due to appear before Limerick District Court on Monday 24th July 2023.”

The Garda spokesman said “investigations are ongoing” and that “there were no injuries reported”.