Wreckless driver bursts through traffic cones and injures Dundalk firefighter

Ami Connolly

Reporter:

Ami Connolly

Wreckless driver bursts through traffic cones and injures Dundalk firefighter
A Dundalk firefighter was injured at the scene of a car incident due to the wreckless actions of one individual last week.

A Dundalk firefighter was injured at the scene of a car incident due to the wreckless actions of one individual last week.

The Fire Service crew closed the Armagh Road for the purposes of managing a car fire incident in the Carnbeg area at around 10pm, last Wednesday night. .

However one driver refused to use an alternative route, mounted the verge and drove through the incident scene, including fire service cones and signs.

A fire-fighter had to take action to remove himself from the path of the vehicle which resulted in a sprained knee.

He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda but was released on Thursday morning . He is likely to be out of work for a number of weeks.

An Garda Siochana are currently investigating the matter and anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact them at Dundalk Garda Station on 042-9388400 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.