Thursday 27 June 2019

Woman killed and two men injured in head-on collision

Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture
Garda Traffic Corps. Stock picture

David Raleigh

A woman has been killed in a road crash near Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

The woman was the driver of a car which was involved in a head-on collision with a van at around 3pm yesterday on the old N7 between Roscrea and Dunkerrin. Gardaí said the woman's husband, aged in his 70s, and another male, aged in his 50s, who were both passengers in the car, were being treated for serious injuries at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

The driver of the van was not injured, gardaí said.

The woman and her husband, who are from Tallaght, west Dublin, were airlifted by the Shannon-based Coastguard Rescue 115 helicopter and the Athlone-based Air Corps Emergency helicopter.

The woman was pronounced dead at UHL.

Ambulance crews from Nenagh, Birr and Portloaise also attended the scene.

Gardaí in Roscrea are investigating the incident.

The driver of the car is said to have sustained "multiple" and "catastrophic injuries", according to a source.

Irish Independent

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