Gardaí Investigate Fatal Road Accident

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic accident in Blessington, Co Wicklow, at about 21:15 on Wednesday, 12 August.

A 33-year-old male motorcyclist was fatally injured when he and a second motorcyclist collided with a jeep. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Naas General Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The second male motorcyclist, 49, was also taken to Naas General Hospital with serious injuries.

The 61-year-old female driver of the jeep was taken to Tallaght Hospital with minor injuries.

The scene has been preserved and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators will carry out an investigation of the area. Diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was travelling on the N81 last night to contact them at Baltinglass Garda Station on 059 - 6482610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda Station. 


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