One man dead and another 'very serious' after car collides with road barriers at 6am
ONE man has died and another is an a "very serious" condition following a crash this morning.
Gardai in Clondalkin are investigating the serious single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at on the Naas Rd outbound, just after the junction with the Long Mile Rd on the 12th June 2016.
The collision occurred just before 6am, the car collided with road barriers. Two men were seriously injured and taken to St James Hospital.
One man - aged 35 - has since been pronounced dead. The other man - aged 32 - remains in a serious condition.
The road was earlier closed pending the completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.
It has since reoopened.
Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01 6667600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Sunday’s fatal collision brings the number of people killed on Irish roads so far this year to 79.
This is according to the Garda, whose figures for 2016 show that more people have dead over the last six months than for the same period last year.
In 2015, by the month of June, there were 62 road deaths recorded – 16 less than the figure so far for 2016.
This represents an increase in road deaths of over 20 pc, when compared with the same period last year.
Road collisions too have also risen compared to the first six months of last year.
Again, by mid-June, some 59 collision were recorded.
This number is 76 as of Sunday evening for this year.
In total, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) said there were 165 fatalities in 2015 – a drop of 15 pc compared to 2014’s figures.