Young girl left seriously injured following road accident in Co. Waterford

A young girl has been seriously injured following a road accident which took place in Co. Waterford yesterday afternoon.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:30pm on Thursday, April 7 on the R671 at Ballymacarbry, Co.Waterford. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a road traffic collision, which involved a van and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a female youth, was later taken to CHI at Temple Street in Dublin where she is currently receiving treatment for serious injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the van was unharmed.

The road has remained closed overnight. A forensic collision examination is due to take place this morning and local diversions are currently in place.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling on the R671 between 4.25pm and 4.40pm and who has camera (including dash cam) footage, is asked to make this available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information can contact Dungarvan Garda Station at 058 48 600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



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