Four Dead During Weekend Car Carnage

Four people have been killed in separate road crashes over the Bank Holiday weekend.

In County Wexford, a 20-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run incident on the Main Street in Gorey shortly after 2.30am on Saturday.

Kelly Gregan was knocked down by a car, which then drove off and was later discovered burnt out nearby. She had been on a night out with friends, one of which was also injured during the incident.

Gardaí in Gorey said they had been alerted to the presence of a speeding car in the town and it is believed that at least one garda car was around 500m from the area when the collision took place.

However, it is understood that the car involved in the collision was not being pursued by a garda vehicle at the time.

In a separate incident, two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Dublin.

The driver died when his car crashed into a wall on Ballygall Road East, Glasnevin at around 7am. A 21-year-old man who was a passenger in the car was seriously injured and taken to the Mater Hospital, where he later died.

The road was closed for a technical examination but has since re-opened.

Meanwhile, in County Carlow, two men in their 60s were killed in separate two-car crashes on Friday morning.

It brings the number of people killed on the country's roads this bank holiday weekend four.

Fine Gael Road Safety Spokesperson, Tom Hayes TD, on Saturday urged drivers to take care on the roads and supported the call of the Gardai to young, male drivers to slow down.

"There have already been 165 fatalities this year before this weekend. It is clear we can never afford to let road safety standards slip. There are a significant number of recommendations in the current Road Safety Strategy that have yet to be implemented and it is high time they were," he said.


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