Man Killed In Sligo Crash

A man has died after a single vehicle road traffic collision in Sligo.

The incident occurred at approximately 11.15pm last night when a male aged in his 80s was seriously injured after the car he was driving collided with a stone wall at Knappagh Road.

He was taken by ambulance to Sligo General Hospital where he passed away this evening.

The local Coroner has been notified. The scene of the accident was technically examined and the road has since re-opened.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai at Sligo 071-9157000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

The latest collision follows a weekend of carnage on Ireland's roads.

Two people died and a number hospitalised in separate incidents over the weekend, ending with an incident on Sunday which occurred at Clonard Lawn, in Dundrum.

According to Gardaí, at approximately 2.45am officers were called to scene of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car.

A male pedestrian, aged 28, was taken by Ambulance to St Vincents Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car was uninjured.

Meanwhile, Gardai in Navan investigated a fatal road traffic collision on a minor road at Grangegeeth, Slane, County Meath on Saturday.

At approximately 9.45pm Gardaí were called to Grangegeeth, Slane, after reports of a crash between a car and a van at a crossroad junction.

The driver of the car, a male aged 27, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the van, a 23-year-old male, was also taken to Hospital with minor injuries.

While on Friday, a collision at the Red Cow Roundabout in Clondalkin led to an internal Gardaí investigation.

A Garda car and number of other vehicles were involved in the incident, which occurred at approximately 2.50am.

The collision took place on the city bound lane of the N7 at the junction of the Red Cow Roundabout.

The Garda car was positioned and parked at the rear of a scene, where a broken down car was being removed by a tow truck.

Two Garda members, one male and one female, and two males from a second car were taken to Tallaght Hospital, the Gardai received minor injuries and were released from hospital shortly afterwards.

Of the two others, one male is described as critical but stable and the other is not believed to serious.


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