Child injured in Ballyporeen accident
An injury to a child in Ballyporeen has prompted calls for additional traffic calming measures in the village.
Gardaí are continuing to investigate after they and emergency services attended the scene of a single-vehicle collision on Tuesday evening, at around 6.30pm. A juvenile was brought to Cork University Hospital for treatment.
The road was closed for a time, but reopened on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking to The Premier Newspaper, one local said the current traffic calming measures in the village allow for a car to pick up speed before the right-turning bend in the village.
They made the point that even though there are traffic islands on the Mitchelstown Road approaching the village, a speed bump is needed, like the one that is already in the centre of the village by the Community Centre.