Woman Dies As Road Carnage Continues

A woman has become the latest victim in this weekend's carnage on Ireland's "treacherous" roads.

Gardai in Tullow are investigating the fatal road traffic collision, which occurred on the N80, Kilbride, Ballon in County Carlow this morning at approx 8am this morning.

The incident involved a car and a 4x4 and occurred near the White Mills Pub.

The female driver, who is in her late 20's, sole occupant, of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver and sole occupant of the 4x4 was uninjured.

The collision is the second fatal incident today.

In the early hours of this morning, a male driver of a car who was only 19-years-old was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in County Kerry.

Gardai in Listowel are investigating the circumstances of that collision, which involved a single car. According to local officers, the collision occurred at approximately 5.40am.

Motorists have been warned to take care on the roads today due to flooding and black ice in parts of the country.

Many of the State's roads have been described as experiencing "treacherous icy conditions", according to AA Road Watch, who have strongly advised motorists to "Slow down!"

The road along the latest crash was closed for a Forensic Collision examination and re-opened at approx 12.30pm.

Gardai are appealling for witness to contact them in Tullow on 059 9181160 or the Garda Confidential Line on 30th Nov 2009

Meanwhile, the condition of the roads has forced the Road Safety Association (RSA) to give notice today suspending driving tests around the State.

A spokesman for the RSA said: "We are experiencing disruption to driving tests as follows this morning – The centre at Carrick on Shannon is closed all day because of flooding."

"No driving tests have been conducted up to the 10:05 at the following centres: Limerick; Thurles; Naas; Mullingar; Castlebar; Tallaght; Donegal; Mallow; Kilkenny; Tuam; and Birr."


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