Saturday 22 July 2017

Woman passenger dies as car hits wall in village

Allison Bray and Elaine Keogh

A woman was killed and two others were seriously injured in separate road accidents yesterday.

A 28-year-old front-seat passenger was killed when the car she was travelling in crashed into a wall on Main Street in Kilmacrennan, Co Donegal, at about 3.45am yesterday.

The male driver of the car was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

The area was preserved for a technical examination as gardai continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

Any witnesses to the accident are urged to contact Milford garda station on 074 915 3060.

A man and a woman remained in serious but stable condition in hospital last night while two other passengers in the same car were treated for minor injuries after their car went out of control near Drogheda, Co Louth.

All four of the injured, believed to be eastern Europeans in their 20s, were in a car travelling towards Drogheda at about 2pm yesterday when their car went out of control on the Duleek Road, one of the main roads linking up with the M1 motorway.

They had left a nearby housing estate and were approaching a slight bend in the road when the driver lost control of the car, struck a ditch and overturned.

Impact

The impact of the crash left the car lying on its roof across a lane of the road.

The occupants were initially treated at the scene by emergency services before being brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The Duleek road was closed following the crash and diversions were put in place as gardai investigated the cause of the accident.

Meanwhile, four people were also injured following a two-car collision near Arklow, Co Wicklow, on Saturday night.

The collision occurred on a notorious blackspot on the N11 near the Beehive pub at 7.20pm.

The blackspot, known as the Ballinameesda Bends, has claimed more than 30 lives in road traffic accidents.

The injured, including a male driver and two female passengers in one car and a female driver in the other, were taken to St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, where two of the injured were kept for treatment.

Their condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Irish Independent

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