Thursday 21 November 2019

Three people killed in separate road accidents

Tom Gilmore and Anne-Marie Walsh

THREE people were killed in separate accidents over the weekend -- one of them an Irishwoman who was thrown from the car she was driving in Western Australia.

Emma Healy (24) from Raheen near Kilchreest, Co Galway, died when she lost control of the car on a remote road near Carnarvon in Western Australia.

Two passengers, a woman from Limerick (24) and a Scottish woman (20), were injured when the Nissan Patrol rolled over on the gravel road in Yannarie, near Exmouth, on Saturday.

Ms Healy was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. The Scottish woman suffered back injuries and the Limerick woman sustained eye and wrist injuries.

Last night, a spokesperson at Carnarvon Hospital said one of the women had been discharged and the other one was in a stable condition.

Emma's parents, John and Josephine, and family are being comforted by friends and neighbours.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man was killed when the car he was travelling in was involved in a head-on collision near Clones, Co Monaghan, just before 4am on Saturday.

He was named locally as James Brady (22) from Scotshouse, near Clones. Mr Brady was a front-seat passenger. He was pronounced dead on the way to Cavan General Hospital following the crash.

The driver was uninjured. However, the 28-year-old driver of the second car involved was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A man will appear at Monaghan District Court today in relation to the accident.

Elsewhere, a 21-year-old man died when the car he was driving crashed into a tree at Top Rath on the outskirts of Carlingford in Co Louth at 8.45am yesterday.

He was named locally as Ryan Byrne from Jonesborough.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Jim Loughran said he had been a "very nice and hardworking" man.

Irish Independent

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