Friday 27 April 2018

One woman killed, one critical after separate car crashes

A WOMAN was killed when the car she was driving hit a wall at Colemanstown, Menlough, Co Galway.

And another woman is in critical condition after a road accident on the main Waterford-New Ross road at 8pm last night.

The accident involved a car and a lorry but nobody else was injured.

The 38-year-old woman killed in Galway was not Irish, although it is believed she lived in the area. Gardai were last night trying to contact family members.

A businessman who died after being struck by a car on a rural road on Wednesday is believed to have been dropped at a bus stop a short time earlier.

Father-of-one Cyril Boyle (60), from Monaghan Road, Cootehill, Co Cavan, was knocked down on the N3 at Lavey, Stradone, at around 7.45pm. It's believed that he got off a bus a short time earlier but was fatally injured after being struck by a car while walking along the road.

The driver of the car was unharmed.

Mr Boyle's wife Joan, daughter Karen, and siblings were being comforted by relatives and neighbours.

Irish Independent

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