Friday 20 October 2017

Evan (17) killed in horror crash in weekend of tragedy on Ireland's roads

  • Male cyclist in his thirties killed in Cork
  • Six hospitalised following single-car collision in Cavan
  • Young man (17) killed in crash in Meath
Evan Brennan (17) was killed when the car in which he was driving hit a fence in Ballivor in Co Meath
Evan Brennan (17) was killed when the car in which he was driving hit a fence in Ballivor in Co Meath
Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys
Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys
Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys
Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two people have been killed and six people hospitalised in a weekend of tragedy on Ireland's roads.

Tributes have poured in for Evan Brennan (17) who was killed when the car in which he was driving hit a fence in Ballivor in Co Meath.

The incident occurred on Friday evening.

Mr Brennan was from Summerhill, Co Meath and was an avid GAA player.

Local Fine Gael councillor, Joe Fox, said the community have been left devastated by the tragedy.

"He was a lovely person and was from a lovely family.

"He was very involved in the GAA and was a credit to his parents."

Cllr Fox said the whole community are reeling in shock.

"Everyone is shocked by this terrible tragedy. It's terrible and shocking.

"My condolences to the family."

Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys

In Cork, a male cyclist in his thirties was killed in a collision with a 4X4 vehicle on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred on the Ballincollig bypass at approximately 12.25pm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators examined the scene and the road is currently closed.

Diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and asked that anyone with information contact Gurranabraher Garda Station 021-4946200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys

Meanwhile, six people have been hospitalised following a single-car crash in Co Cavan earlier this morning.

The incident occurred at 5.30am in the area of Rantavan in Mullagh, Co Cavan, gardaí confirmed to Independent.ie.

Six people were in the vehicle which crashed into a fence.

Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Gardai at the scene of the car crash in Mullagh Co Cavan. Pic Steve Humphreys

It is understood the occupants of the car were brought to Cavan Hospital, Mater Hospital in Dublin and Blanchardstown Hospital in Dublin.

The extent of their injuries is yet unknown and their ages have not yet been confirmed, but it is understood two occupants of the car may be in a serious condition.

The area is located in south Cavan, close to the Meath border.

Earlier this week, a female cyclist aged in her forties was killed in a collision with a tractor.

The incident occurred on the main Cork to Tralee Road (N22) on Wednesday at approximately 7pm.

The tractor was towing agricultural equipment.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

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