Treacherous Irish Roads Claim Two Lives

A middle-aged man and elderly female have been killed following traffic collisions on Monday morning.

Gardai are investigating the first incident in Terenure Road East, Dublin, which occurred at around 10.50am. A car reversing from a house, struck an 82-year-old female pedestrian. The woman was taken to St James' Hospital but died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The driver of the car a female in her late 20's was not injured.

There is also an investigation ongoing into a single vehicle collision, which occurred on the R 396 between Abbeylara and Coole, Co. Longford at approximately 3am this morning, Monday morning.

A 40-year-old man was fatally injured when his car collided with a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for a Garda technical examination and has since reopened.

Following the two deaths, Gardaí are warning motorists in the south and west of the country to drive with care due to some flooding and surface water on the roads after heavy rain.

In Co Cork, flooding is affecting the Watergrasshill road, Wheelans Quarry to Carrigtwohill and Macroom road.

There is also flooding in and around Cork City and the Forrest Road in Carrigaline is closed.


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