Two hurt as car plunges from bridge into Co Roscommon river

Wednesday 02 July 2014 21.52
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The car smashed through a concrete wall and ended on its side in shallow water
The car smashed through a concrete wall and ended on its side in shallow water
Locals try to help after the car crashes into the river
Locals try to help after the car crashes into the river

An elderly couple escaped serious injury when their car plunged from a bridge into a river at Boyle in Co Roscommon.

The accident took place at around 2pm when the car went out of control, smashed through a concrete wall and ended on its side in the river.

Locals and emergency services helped rescue the couple who were taken to hospital.

Their injuries are said to be non life-threatening.