Sunday, March 20, 2016
Mallow 10 mile road race cancelled due to serious road accident...
The Mallow 10 mile road race had to be cancelled today due to a very serious traffic accident on the N20 Cork-Limerick road.
The race started at about 12:30pm in the town centre and proceeded on the race route shown below. The multiple vehicle accident happened just a few minutes before the lead car and runners reached the site of the accident at about 2.8 miles. Such was the scale of the accident that the race was cancelled immediately.
Some of the first medical staff to reach the scene were actually runners in the race themselves.
There has been one fatality as a result of the accident which involved a truck, a vehicle towing a horse box and other vehicles.
Some people may be wondering about a rescheduled race but that is something for the future. Obviously peoples thoughts are with the truck driver and his family at this time.
Mallow AC have released the following statement.....Due to unforeseen circumstances today's Mallow 10 was cancelled just past the 2 mile mark. At this time we would ask runners to bear with us until we have a chance to review the situation....Mallow AC
Other media sources....(Updated Fri 31st March)