Young mum killed as her car hits patch of ice on school run
TREACHEROUS road conditions claimed the life of a young mother yesterday, who was killed while driving her 10-year-old son to school.
The victim, named locally as Katherine McNabb, from Glenview Drive, Hospital, Co Limerick, died when her car crashed through a fence after hitting an icy patch on the road between Hospital and Herberstown, Co Limerick, shortly after 9am.
The 41-year-old mother of two was taking her 10-year-old son Bradley to school at the time. He was uninjured in the tragic accident.
It is understood the woman's car left the road after hitting a patch of ice and then collided with a wooden fence.
She was taken by ambulance to the Midwestern Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Ms McNabb is also survived by her 13-year-old daughter Megan and her parents Pat and Marie O'Connell.
"This is another heartbreak for another family and all too often we are hearing this tragic news," said local county councillor Eddie Ryan.
The fatal accident occurred following a harsh overnight frost, which left many roads across the region in a treacherous condition.
Witnesses are asked to contact gardai in Bruff on 061 382940 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.