Thursday 20 October 2016

Woman in her sixties killed - and four other people hospitalised - following fatal car collision

Published 19/06/2016 | 19:23

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A woman has died and four other people have been hospitalised following a two-car collision in Cork on Sunday evening.

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Gardai in Mayfield, Cork are appealing for witnesses after the crash at Skew Bridge, Tivoli at 4pm.

A woman in her sixties was seriously injured at the scene, and was later pronounced dead in hospital.

She was a passenger in one of the cars involved in the collision.

Four other people have also been taken to Cork University Hospital where their injuries have been described as non life threatening.

Gardai have preserved the scene for a forensic and technical examination and local diversions are in place.

The Skew Bridge is located on the N8 on the north side of the River Lee - it was named so as the road bridge crosses over the railway line at a skew angle.

They have requested that anyone with information contact Mayfield Garda Station 021-4558510, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

The news comes after a 25-year-old woman died following a two car crash in Co Meath last night.

The incident occurred on the R148 at Blackwater Bridge, Enfield, Co. Meath shortly after 9pm.

The young woman - who was a passenger in one car - was seriously injured when the vehicle collided head-on with another car.

She was taken by ambulance to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was also removed to Connolly Hospital, where his injuries are understood to be serious.

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