Monday 20 October 2014

Hunt for two drivers after teenage Stacey (16) killed in crash

Fiona Ellis and Paul Melia

Published 29/07/2013 | 04:00

The scene of the accident, on the Greenhills Road in Walkinstown, which claimed the life of 16-year-old Stacey Masterson (inset)
The scene of the collision between a bus and a BMW car at Greenhills Road in Walkinstown, Dublin

GARDAI are trying to trace the drivers of two cars that overtook a bus minutes before it crashed, killing a teenage girl.

Stacey Masterson (16) of Kilmartin Green, Tallaght, Dublin, was the front-seat passenger in a BMW car which collided with the double-decker Dublin Bus.

The accident happened on the Greenhills Road in Walkinstown at about 5pm yesterday.

Gardai said they would like to speak to the drivers of two cars, possibly silver, which were in the area of the crash between the Walkinstown roundabout and Ballymount junction at the time.

The cars overtook the number 27 bus while it was at a bus stop on the Greenhills Road shortly before the collision.

A 19-year-old man who was driving the car suffered serious injuries and is being treated in Tallaght hospital.

The bus driver and one passenger were taken to St James's Hospital with minor injuries. It is understood both were treated for shock and were released last night.

Gardai in Crumlin have appealed for witnesses.

Separately, one man in his early 20s has died and two men are in a serious condition in hospital following an overnight traffic collision.

The two car crash occurred at Stradone, Co.Cavan at 12.30am this morning.

The man who died was the driver of one of the cars and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Two other men were taken by ambulance to Cavan General Hospital,” a garda spokesman said.

“They were the driver of the other car, a man in his 20s and passenger in his late teens.”

The collision is under investigation and the road at the scene is closed to facilitate forensic collision investigators.

And in another incident, a 19-year-old man was last night in a critical condition after being seriously injured in a two-car collision in Tipperary.

The accident happened on the N24 at Ballydrehid near Cahir just before 8.30pm on Saturday.

The victim, who is from just outside Cahir, was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital by ambulance.

It is understood he suffered severe head injuries. The occupants in the second car were unharmed.

Irish Independent

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