Saturday 22 September 2018

Gardaí close road in Limerick following overnight collision - while morning commuters warned of wet conditions

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Gardaí in Limerick have closed a road to morning traffic following a collision overnight.

The Ballycummin Road is closed between Ballycummin Village and the Limerick Golf Club.

It is not yet known when the road will reopen.

Meanwhile, AA Roadwatch have warned road users of wet conditions this morning in most parts of the country.

Gardaí are also investigating a separate incident after a man died when his car collided with a concrete column.

The male driver (44) was fatally injured in the single-vehicle incident, which happened at around 3.10pm on the M8 motorway just past junction 7 southbound in Ballyknock in Cashel, Co Tipperary.

He was the only occupant in his car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His remains were brought to Waterford Regional Hospital, where a post mortem will take place.

The road, which was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, has now reopened.

Gardaí wish to appeal for any witnesses to contact them at Cashel Garda Station on 062 - 75840, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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