Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sixth fatality in less than 48 hours as motorcyclist (46) dies following three vehicle crash

The accident scene in Dun Laoghaire Credit: Damien Eagers
The accident scene in Dun Laoghaire Credit: Damien Eagers

Jane O'Faherty

A male motorcyclist (46) has died after a collision involving a motorbike, a car and a van.

Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire are investigating all the circumstances of a fatal road traffic incident at York Rd, Dun Laoghaire at approximately 11.45am.

In a statement officers confirmed that the incident involved the motor cyclist, a car and a van.

The man was taken to St Vincent's Hospital were he was pronounced dead. A post mortem is expected to take place. 

The road has been sealed off for forensic collision investigations. Diversions are in place.

This is the sixth fatality in less than 48 hours on Irish roads. and this man is the third motorcyclist to lose his life on Irish roads in the last 48 hours.

Earlier today a 50-year-old man died after the car he was driving collided with a truck in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny.

On Sunday a motorcyclist died after a collision at Ballinaclough, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick at 3.30pm.

The accident scene in Dun Laoghaire Credit: Damien Eagers
The accident scene in Dun Laoghaire Credit: Damien Eagers

The man, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead a the scene.

Shortly before 7pm on Saturday a motorcyclist, in his early 20s, was killed after two bikers collided on Hartstown Road in Blanchardstown.

On Saturday night Lee Henry (13) from Darndale was killed while crossing a road in Clonshaugh, North Dublin.

The teen had been crossing the R139 near the Belcamp House entrance with friends when he was struck at 9.35pm by a black Volkswagen Golf which failed to remain at the scene.

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