20/10/2008

Four Dead Within 24 Hours On Irish Roads

Two drivers have been killed on roads in the Irish Republic in the past 24 hours as well as two others in the North.

Gardai at Maynooth, Co Kildare are investigating the most recent incident when a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision occurred at Laraghbyran, Maynooth last night 19th October 10.00pm.

The collision involved two cars. A 33 year old male driver and only occupant of one car was killed, the driver only occupant of the other car was seriously injured and was taken to the Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old male driver of a car was killed when he lost control at Manch West, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the main Dunmanway to Bandon Road remains closed while Gardaí carry out forensic crash scene examinations.

Gardaí have also named the 36-year-old male who was fatally injured on Saturday when the jeep he was driving collided with a post at the front of a house as Kevin Rocke, 36, from Ballynacargy.

There was no other vehicle involved and he was the lone occupant of the jeep. He was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital at Mullingar where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, the PSNI in Co Antrim are appealing for anyone with information about a fatal accident incident on the Ballydonaghy Road in Crumlin on Sunday morning to contact them.

Police are also appealing for information following a fatal crash on the Newry bypass on Friday night.

A 21-year-old male motorcyclist died in the collision on the northbound lane of the carriageway near the Chancellor's Road junction. The incident was reported to police at 10pm.

It was the 14th motorcycling fatality in Northern Ireland so far this year.

See: Roads Claim More Lives

(DW)

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