17/05/2010

Road Death Toll Growing

Gardaí in Borris, Co Carlow are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Ballyine, Co Carlow at 12.45am this morning.

A man of 68 was injured when the car in which he was the sole occupant collided with a wall.

He was brought to St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059-9136620.

In the North too, a man has also died in a car crash - this time just across the border - on the main road between Strabane and Londonderry.

The accident happened on the Victoria Road at about 10.30pm on Sunday. The name of the person who was killed has not yet been released and the Victoria Road has been closed following the accident and diversions put in place

Meanwhile, officers in New Ross, Wexford are investigating another fatal road smash, this time involving a motorbike and a van on the N25 between New Ross and Ballinaboola, Wexford at almost 1am on Sunday.

The motorcyclist, a male in his late 30s was fatally injured and has been removed to Waterford Regional Hospital.

The driver of the van and his two passengers were uninjured. The road is closed at present and diversions are in place.

Gardai would appeal for anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them at New Ross Garda Station on 051 426030 or The Garda Confidential Telephone 1800 666 111.

It has also been revealed that a second man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in Cork in which two teenagers died.

CJ Dolan, 16, and Derry O'Callaghan, who was 19, both died after the car they were travelling in was struck by another car on Harbour View Road in Knocknaheeny last Thursday night.

A 20-year-old man was arrested and brought to Gurranabraher Garda Station for questioning.

A 40-year-old man has already appeared in court on related charges.

(BMcC/GK)

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