17/12/2007

Weekend Road Crashes Claim More Lives

More lives have been lost in carnage on Irish roads over the weekend.

On Friday, a 19-year-old man died in a collision at Monasteroais in Edenderry in Co. Offaly.

The man was a passenger in a car, which collided with a pillar, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was also seriously injured in the crash and was taken to Tullamore Hospital for treatment.

On Sunday, a 50-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car at Glenbrack on the outskirts of Gort in Co. Galways.

Also on Sunday, a 68-year-old woman who was injured in a road collision in Co. Tipperary earlier this month died in hospital.

The woman was crossing Stafford Street in Nenagh on December 8 when she was struck by a car.

She was pronounced dead at Cork Regional Hospital on Sunday.

A man who was involved in a crash in Dublin on Thursday also died in hospital on Sunday. His car collided with a truck on the northbound carriageway of the M50 on Thursday.

Five people were also injured in a single car crash in on the Lanesborough Road in Roscommon on Sunday night.

(KMcA)


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