24/05/2010

Three Killed On Ireland's Roads Over Weekend

A total of three people have been killed on Ireland's roads this weekend in separate incidents.

On Saturday, A 34 year old male driver of motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident after a in County Galway.

The accident took place on a minor road at Cahercon, Kinvarra, Co. Galway at 12.25pm.

Gardai at Gort said they are investigating the single vehicle fatal collision iand that the driver's remains have been taken to University College Hospital Galway.

The road was closed for technical examination but has since reopened.

Meanwhile, Gardai at Ashbourne are investigating the circumstances of a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision, which occurred on another minor road in County Meath.

During the incident a 17-year-old male passenger sustained serious injuries when the car he was travelling in collided with a ditch at Ballyhack, Kilbrew, Ashbourne at approximately 12.10am.

The teenager was taken by Ambulance to Our Lady’s Hospital Navan where he was pronounced dead. The driver and a second passenger, both male and aged in their late teens, were not injured.

The road is currently closed for technical examination and diversions are in place.

Lastly, a male pedestrian was injured when he was struck by a car at approximately 3.40am on Sunday morning on the N11 at Stillorgan, at Blake’s Cross. He was pronounced dead at approximately 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Garda in Blackrock have launched an appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Blackrock Garda Station 01 6665200, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

(DW)


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