Wednesday 17 January 2018

Two women die in horror three vehicle road crash

Man (30s) injured in separate quad bike accident

The incident happened on the N52 at Hiskinstown. Picture: Google Maps
The incident happened on the N52 at Hiskinstown. Picture: Google Maps
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Two women have died after a road collision in Co Westmeath on Saturday afternoon.

The collision between two cars and a truck happened at Hiskinstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath at approximately 3.30pm.

One of the women, a passenger (38), was pronounced dead at the scene a short time after the collision.

In a statement, released late on Saturday night, gardaí confirmed that a second female, the driver of the same car, was pronounced dead at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar as a result of injuries received in the collision.

She was in her 20s.

The two women died in a collision involving a truck and two cars.

The female driver of the second car, its only occupant, has been airlifted to Tallaght Hospital in a serious condition. The male truck driver was uninjured.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Investigation and diversions are in place.

In a separate incident a man in his 30s suffered serious head injuries in a collision involving a quad bike in Neilstown West Dublin.

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics were called to the scene near The Finches bar in Clondalkin at 3pm where they found the injured man.

He was brought by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

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