Wednesday 26 October 2016

Five men die in separate collisions over weekend

Published 23/08/2015 | 21:18

Five men die in separate collisions over weekend
Five men die in separate collisions over weekend

Five men have lost their lives in three separate collisions over the weekend.

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Earlier this evening, three men died following a collision on the A1 between Banbridge and Dromore in Co Down.

It's understood two vehicles were involved in the incident.

The PSNI say the section of the road will be closed tomorrow to facilitate a full forensic examination.

They have also asked motorists to exercise extreme caution when driving due to flooding.

In Donegal, a 19-year-old man lost his life after the car in which he was travelling left the road in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred at Tooban, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal at approximately 4.30am this morning.

The male passenger was fatally injured in the crash

The male driver and female passenger, also both aged 19, were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.

The young woman is understood to be in a serious condition.

 The scene has been preserved and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are carrying out an investigation of the area. Diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnessess or anyone who was travelling on the main Buncrana to Derry Road, or in the vicinity of Tooban to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 - 9320540, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

The fifth victim was a motorcyclist in Cork.

The 41-year-old man was fatally injured when his bike crashed into a car yesterday afternoon at approximately 4pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at Ballinrush, Kilworth, Co. Cork - and his body was removed to Cork University Hospital.

The occupants of the car were uninjured in the crash.

The road was closed and local traffic diversions were in place while forensics completed their examination of the scene.

It has since reopened.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or may have information is asked to contact Fermoy Garda Station on 025 - 82100, any Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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