Friday 9 December 2016

Three die on our roads in space of just four hours

John O'Mahony, Brendan Farrelly and Shane Hickey

Published 23/06/2011 | 05:00

THREE people, including an elderly woman, have been killed on the roads. The mother of nine was killed in a car crash on her way home from bingo.

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She was one of three people killed in separate accidents in the space of just four hours on Tuesday evening.

The woman died and her husband was seriously injured when the car they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with another car at Brackhill, on the main Firies to Castlemaine Road in Kerry.

Locals named the woman as Patricia Clifford (75), from Mountain View in Killorglin. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Her husband, Martin, and the 20-year-old male driver of the other vehicle sustained serious injuries and were brought to Kerry General Hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

A male cyclist was killed in Dublin city centre late on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old man was in a collision with a taxi at the junction of Westmoreland Street and O'Connell Bridge.

He was rushed to St James's Hospital but died from his injuries yesterday morning.

Anyone with details should contact Pearse Street station at (01) 6669000.

Meanwhile, a man who was killed in a crash in Wicklow on Tuesday evening was named as Mark Murray (40), from Cashel Avenue in Crumlin, Dublin.

The collision happened on the N81 at Cross Chapel, north of Blessington, Co Wicklow.

Mr Murray was driving one of the cars and died at the scene. The driver of the other car was not seriously injured.

Anyone travelling between Blessington and Tallaght between 8.30pm and 8.45pm on Tuesday has been asked to contact gardai on 059 6482610.

Irish Independent

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