Saturday 18 January 2020

Man (80s) dies following road collision in Cork overnight

(stock photo)
(stock photo)

Ralph Riegel

AN ELDERLY man has died in a single vehicle accident in Cork.

The accident occurred outside Aherla, Co Cork sometime between 11pm and 3am.

A man in his 80s suffered fatal injury in the collision at the townland of Kilbonane in mid Cork.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed.

His body has since been removed to Cork University Hospital (CUH) where a post mortem will take place.

He is understood to be from the area.

The road will remain closed pending an examination by garda forensic experts.

Motorists have been urged to avoid the area.

Gardaí admitted road conditions were challenging across parts of Cork overnight due to heavy frost and ice with temperatures sinking to minus 3C.

A file will now be prepared by gardaí for the Cork Coroner.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users who travelled in the area between 9pm on Monday and  2.30am today and who may have dash cam footage to contact gardaí in Macroom on (026) 20590 or the Garda Confidential Line on (1800) 666111.

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