Saturday 18 November 2017

Three killed, two seriously injured in weekend crashes

Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
University Hospital Galway.
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

An elderly couple have been airlifted to hospital following a serious road crash in Galway - as a poor week on road safety continues.

Gardai were called to the scene of a two car collision on the N59 at Kylemore at around 6pm on Saturday evening.

A man and woman aged in their 70s, who were occupants in one of the cars, were airlifted to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.

The occupants of the second car were taken to Castlebar Hospital with minor injuries and they have since been discharged.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Clifden Garda Station 095-22500 or the Garda confidential Line 1800 666 111..

Late last night, a 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road crash with a car

Gardaí are investigating the fatal collision which occurred on the L4036 near Campile, Co. Wexford at approximately 11pm.

The male motorcyclist was fatally injured when his motorcycle collided with a car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has since been removed to University Hospital Waterford for a post mortem examination and the local coroner has been notified.

The 25-year-old driver of the car was uninjured.

The road is currently closed pending an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators this morning and local diversions are in place.

Witnesses are asked to contact New Ross Garda Station on 051 426030, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Two other men have been killed on Irish roads this weekend.

A pedestrian in his 60s died after he was struck by a car in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident occurred on the R513 at Hospital, Co Limerick at approximately 1am yesterday morning.

Separately, a man in his 30s was killed when the car he was driving left the road and hit a fence.

The single vehicle crash occurred on the N52 at Ardcroney (10km north of Nenagh, north Tipperary) at approximately 2am yesterday morning.

The death of the motorcyclist brings Ireland's road death toll to 129 so far this year.

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