Thursday 22 February 2018

Pensioner dies in collision

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

AN ELDERLY woman was killed yesterday in an horrific head-on collision between a car and a truck in west Cork.

The accident occurred shortly before 3.30pm at Clounties on the Dunmanway to Bantry road. The 81-year-old woman -- who was the driver and sole occupant of the car -- suffered multiple injuries and died before she could be transferred to hospital.

The truck driver suffered shock and minor injuries and was transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH). His condition is not life-threatening. A passenger in the truck escaped injury but was treated for shock at the scene.

Gardai urged motorists to avoid the area.

They also appealed to anyone travelling on the Dunmanway-Bantry road between 3.15pm and 3.45pm to contact Clonakilty garda station at (023) 8821570.

Irish Independent

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