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Limerick Constable Injured in Railway Bridge Accident

A somewhat serious incident befell Constable Collins of Ballysimon police station in Limerick on Wednesday while on duty at Ballysimon railway bridge. Due to the prevailing high winds, he failed to notice the 1.33 train scheduled to arrive in the city, resulting in him getting caught between the footboard of the train and the bridge.

As a consequence of the mishap, Constable Collins sustained a fracture of two ribs, an injury to the shoulder blade, and damage to the toes of his right foot. He was promptly removed to the county infirmary, where he is currently detained for treatment.

The accident serves as a reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers during their routine duties, particularly in adverse weather conditions. It also highlights the importance of remaining vigilant and alert at all times, especially in potentially hazardous environments such as railway bridges.

Efforts are underway to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. Railway safety protocols may also come under scrutiny as authorities seek to enhance the protection of both railway workers and members of the public.

The incident has garnered attention from local residents and officials, with many expressing their well-wishes for Constable Collins’ speedy recovery. Messages of support have been pouring in from colleagues within the police force and members of the community, underscoring the tight-knit nature of the Limerick community and its solidarity in times of need.

In the meantime, fellow officers have stepped up to cover Constable Collins’ duties, ensuring that law enforcement operations in the area continue without interruption. The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the risks inherent in police work and the importance of supporting those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.

As Constable Collins begins his road to recovery, authorities are keen to review safety procedures and provide additional training and resources to mitigate the risks faced by officers in the line of duty. By learning from this unfortunate incident, steps can be taken to enhance the safety and well-being of all law enforcement personnel serving the community in Limerick and beyond.

Dublin Daily Express – Friday 09 April 1915

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