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03rd Sep 2018

Latest Collision Brings Weekend Road Death Toll To Six


Six people were killed on Irish roads this weekend bringing the total count to 104 for the year to date.

The fatal collisions happened in Cavan, Louth, Tipperary, Limerick and Offaly.

A woman was killed in a two-car collision on the M1 Northbound between Junction 10 and 11 in Louth when she was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

She was the sole occupant of the car.

The female was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. The female driver of the second vehicle was uninjured but brought to hospital as a precaution.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.

Last night, a 76-year-old male was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene after a hit-and-run in Newcastlewest, Co Limerick.

The collision occurred shortly before 11pm at Rylands, (on the Ballingarry to Rathkeale Rd)R518.

His body was removed to the mortuary at Limerick University Hospital where a post mortem will take place later today the 3rd September 2018.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses, for anyone with information in connection with the collision or anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 10.30pm and 11.15pm on the 2nd of September to contact them on 069 20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

A 40-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a truck yesterday in Cahir, Co. Tipperary on M8 close to junction 11 at 5 pm.

A 38-year-old woman was killed after she was struck by a car in n the N420 between Clara and Tullamore, Co Offaly at approximately 12.10am on Sunday morning.

The female pedestrian was seriously injured and taken to Tullamore General Hospital where she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, male 36, was also taken to hospital but his injuries aren’t believed to be serious.

On Saturday, a man in his 40s was killed when his motorbike was involved with a collision with a car. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the car was uninjured.

A man in his 60s was killed in Baileboro Co. Cavan after he was hit by a van at Greagharue on the Bailieboro to Kells road at 9 pm on Saturday.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Cavan General Hospital, where a post-mortem will take place at a later stage.

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