Tuesday 10 December 2019

Three die in separate road collisions

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Picture: Collins
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Picture: Collins

Sarah Stack

Two women and a man have been killed in separate road crashes across the country.

A 24-year-old woman was travelling alone when she died in a collision at Castlebellingham, Co Louth, in the early hours of the morning.

It is believed the motorist crashed in to a parked car while driving in heavy fog on Main Street at 2am.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been taken to our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

The road remains closed as investigators examine the scene.

Meanwhile a 39-year-old man died after his motorcycle collided with a tractor in on the Tullyard to Ballymakenny Road in Drogheda, Co Louth at around 5.40pm yesterday.

The victim, aged in his late 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was also removed to Drogheda for a post mortem.

The driver of the tractor was not injured in the incident.

Elsewhere gardai in Kerry are investigating an accident at Ballynane, Annascaul, Kerry at approximately 6.40pm yesterday.

"A 59-year-old woman was fatally injured when the car she was a passenger in collided with another car," a Garda spokesperson said.

"She was removed to Kerry General Hospital and died later that evening."

A woman driving the car, aged 58 years, and the second driver, a  39-year-old man, were rushed to Kerry General Hospital.

"Their injuries are not life threatening," gardai added.

Motorists have been warned to take extra care on roads nationwide this morning as a blanket of thick fog sweeps across the country.

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