Two dead and four injured in Carlow collision
TWO women, one believed to be in her 50s and the other thought to be in her 70s were killed in a car crash in Carlow today as the Bank Holiday week-end brought further carnage on Irish roads.
Gardaí and emergency services rushed to the scene of the fatal traffic collision which occurred at 3.30pm at Rathwade Cross, Bagnalstown, Co.Carlow.
The collision involved a car and a minibus. Two female occupants of the car, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two children who were also in the car were removed to St. Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
The male driver and female passenger of the bus, who are believed to be in their late 40s or early 50s, have also been removed to St. Luke’s Hospital. Their condition is not known.
By last Thursday 64 people had lost their lives on Irish roads this year. That's 13 more deaths than the same period last year.
As a result the Gardai and the Road Safety Authority mounted a road safety campaign ahead of the Bank holiday week-end
They appealed to all road users to exert maximum care on the roads over the coming days.