Lucky Escape for Family as Car rolls into Lough Derg

A lucky family avoided a Halloween horror story when they made a quick escape after their car rolled into Lough Derg. 

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Diving head first – car rolls into Lough Derg. (Credit Pat Flynn/Clare Herald)

The incident happened yesterday afternoon near Knockaphort Pier at Lough Derg, Co. Clare. The family of three managed to escape the vehicle as it rolled over the edge leaving the front wheels of the car touching the water. The car was prevented from entering the water completely after becoming lodged between two trees. 

Luckily no one was injured.

Gardaí were called to the scene and a local farmer removed the car from the lake by tractor.

Last year a similar accident happened at the same location when a car rolled down the pier with a 6 month old baby on board. A local angler sprang into action and rescued the tot before the incident turned disastrous. 


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