Friday 31 October 2014

Three people killed in separate road accidents

Sam Griffin and David Raleigh

Published 10/07/2014 | 02:30

The scene of the fatal road accident on the N2 between Castleblayney and Carrickmacross in Co. Monaghan, in which father-of-five Mark Downey died. Picture: Philip Fitzpatrick
The scene of the fatal road accident on the N2 between Castleblayney and Carrickmacross in Co. Monaghan, in which father-of-five Mark Downey died. Picture: Philip Fitzpatrick

A father of five, a woman in her 30s and an 18-year-old man have been killed in separate road accidents.

The teenager died when his car hit a wall in Co Mayo at around 5.40pm yesterday.

He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at Tarmon in Blacksod.

A male passenger, also in his late teens, was airlifted to Mayo General Hospital where his injuries were described as non-life threatening.

Elsewhere, father-of-five Mark Downey died when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with an SUV on the main N2 Dublin to Derry road at around 1.30pm.

Mr Downey, from Blanchardstown in Dublin 15, was aged in his 40s and ran his own electrical company.

Gardai said he suffered fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash between Castleblayney and Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan.

His body was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out.

Gardai sealed off the road for investigation. Diversions were put in place and the road remained closed yesterday evening.

Earlier, in Limerick, a female cyclist was killed when she collided with an articulated truck outside the Hunt Museum.

It happened at the junction of Rutland Street, Fr Matthew Bridge and Charlottes Quay, at around 7.30am.

It's understood that both the woman, who was aged in her 30s and from Spain, and the truck driver, had been turning right in the direction of Clare Street when the collision occurred.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

Gardai closed the road for a number of hours and a garda collision investigator carried out a technical examination of the scene.

Irish Independent

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