Thursday 29 September 2016

Two dead after three weekend road crashes

Ryan Nugent

Published 07/03/2016 | 02:30

Gardai are investigating the death of a man named locally as Peter McCarthy, who was struck by a car on the N62 near Thurles in Tipperary on Friday night. Photo: PA
Gardai are investigating the death of a man named locally as Peter McCarthy, who was struck by a car on the N62 near Thurles in Tipperary on Friday night. Photo: PA

Two people have died with another in a critical condition after another fatal weekend on Irish roads.

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Gardaí are investigating the death of a man named locally as Peter McCarthy, who was struck by a car on the N62 near Thurles, Co Tipperary, on Friday night.

The man in his late 30s is said to have been walking along a path and had attempted to cross the road when he was hit by the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to Clonmel Hospital for a post-mortem.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Meanwhile, a woman also in her late 30s, was killed in another one-vehicle collision when the car she was driving collided with a sign at an Applegreen filling station near Rathkeale, Co Limerick, on Saturday night.

The woman, believed to be from Africa, was driving from Dublin to her home in Tralee.

Three other passengers were injured in the incident, including a male in his 40s and two children - who were in the back seat of the vehicle.

They are currently receiving treatment at Limerick University Hospital, but their injuries are not said to be life- threatening.

Gardaí are also appealing for witnesses to a serious road accident in Bruff, Co Limerick, on Saturday, where a man in his 30s is fighting for his life after a two-car collision.

The man is currently receiving treatment at Cork University Hospital.

The lone driver of the other vehicle, a female in her late 30s, was taken to Limerick University Hospital with non-life- threatening injuries.

Irish Independent

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