Friday 24 November 2017

Probes begin after woman (32) killed, girl (3) hurt in crash

Emergency crews at the scene of the accident involving a bus and a car on the Kells road outside Navan, Co Meath.
Emergency crews at the scene of the accident involving a bus and a car on the Kells road outside Navan, Co Meath.
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

TWO investigations are underway into a road collision beween a double-decker bus and a car which killed a woman and left 10people injured.



Gardai and Bus Eireann are mounting separate probes into what caused the crash which happened shortly after 6pm yesterday on the outskirts of Navan in Co Meath.

The victim, who was in her 30s, was travelling with her three-year old niece when her car collided with a bus carrying 53 people.

The double-decker Bus Éireann coach had left Cavan at 5pm, bound for Dublin, and as it approached Navan it collided with the car driven by the 32-year old victim from Rathkenny in Meath.

The woman was pronounced dead at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where the three-year old was treated for her injuries which are not life-threatening. Ten passengers were treated in Drogheda.

The remaining passengers were brought to Dublin on a replacement bus.

Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene last night. They can pinpoint the speed at which both vehicles were travelling, and examine skid marks on the road which will assist the investigation and help determine what happened.

Bue Eireann will mount a separate inquiry.

Witnesses and anyone with information is urged to Navan Garda station on 046 9079930, the Garda confidential telephone line 1800-666111 or any Garda station.









Irish Independent

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