Thursday 19 April 2018

Male pedestrian (33) killed in early morning road incident

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A young man has died after he was struck by a car in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred on the Cork side of Castlemartyr on N25 at approximately 5.15a.m. this morning, Gardai report.

The 33-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and removed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

He later passed away. The driver of the car was uninjured.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place at the Two Mile Inn and in Castlemartyr village via Mogeely.

Witnesses are asked to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021- 4621550, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Earlier this weekend, six people were hospitalised after two separate car accidents in capital.

A driver had to be cut from their car after it spun down an embankment in Dublin.

The car, which was travelling along Crofton Road in Dun Laoghaire, hit a tree before it slid down an incline close to the yacht club in the south Dublin suburb yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 11.30am yesterday and it is understood that at least one person was trapped inside.

Two units from the Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and cut the roof of the car open to free the occupant.

In a separate accident, six women aged between 18 and 23-years-old were hospitalised after the car they were travelling in hit a tree in Balbriggan on Saturday.

The crash, which occurred at 6am, is understood to have left one of the occupants of the car with a fractured pelvis.

Three units from Dublin Fire Brigade and one ambulance attended the scene of the accident in north Dublin.

Dublin Fire Brigade later issued a warning to drivers on social media about the danger of overloading vehicles, particularly as there was bad weather around the country throughout yesterday, adding: "It's just not worth it."

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