Arrest As Second Crash Teenager Dies

Gardaí investigating a fatal accident in Cork city which claimed the lives of two teenagers have arrested a man.

Officers are questioning a 40-year-old man in connection with the incident while a 21-year-old man is also helping them with their inquiries after the accident - in Cork on Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeney - at 11.35pm last night.

A 16-year-old teenager boy was injured when the car in which he was a back seat passenger was involved in a collision with another car, forcing it to hit a wall.

Along with the four other occupants of the car, he was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. A second teenager has since died in hospital.

Neither of the two occupants of the other car was injured.

The road at the scene of the incident was closed and diversions put in place locally.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Gurranbraher Garda Station on 021 – 4946200.

Meanwhile, officers in Lucan are investigating another fatal road traffic collision which this time occurred on The N4 near Lucan, Co Dublin shortly after 11.00pm on Thursday.

A 44-year-old female pedestrian was injured when she was struck by a car on the city bound lane of the N4.

She was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown where she was pronounced dead shortly before 2.00am this morning.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01-6667300.


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