02/10/2009

Two Dead In Separate Collisions

Two people have died on Ireland's roads after traffic collisions in Dublin and Kilkenny in the last two days.

In the latest incident, a male aged 19 was fatally injured when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a stationary vehicle. His body was taken to Tallaght Hospital. The scene was examined by forensic collision investigators and the road is open to traffic.

Gardaí in Tallaght are investigating the circumstances of the fatal collision, which occurred at approximately 4.55pm yesterday at Tree Park Road Tallaght, Dublin.

Meanwhile, gardaí in Thomastown are also investigating another fatal collision, which occurred on the R700 at Barronsland, Bannetsbridge, County Kilkenny on Wednesday.

At approximately 3.30pm, a woman aged 21 was seriously injured when the vehicle she was driving collided with a wall. She was taken to St. Lukes Hospital Kilkenny and later passed away.

Forensic Collision Investigators attended the scene and the road has since re-opened.

Gardaí in Thomastown are appealing to anyone with information or who may have witnessed this collision, to contact them on 056-7754150, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

(DW/KMcA)

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