Wednesday 13 December 2017

Two dead, three in hospital after separate crashes

Gardai are investigating
Gardai are investigating

Sam Griffin

GARDAI are investigating three separate road crashes that have left a man and a woman dead and three people requiring hospital treatment.

In Meath, a 20-year-old male motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a tractor and trailer at Tullaghanstown in Athboy yesterday afternoon at about 3.30pm.

The victim, believed to be from the midlands, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Navan Hospital where a post-mortem is due to be carried out. The driver of the tractor was uninjured in the crash.

The road was closed for several hours yesterday afternoon for a garda forensic examination. Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

In a separate incident, gardai are also investigating if a car, reported to be driving on the wrong side of the M6 motorway, led to a four-car collision around 6.20pm yesterday evening.

The pile-up occurred on the westbound lane of the M6 Dublin to Galway motorway between J4 Tyrellspass and J5 Tullamore. Three people were taken to hospital but their injuries were described as not serious. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information can contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman has also died after she sustained injuries in a road crash on the Athboy Road in Trim, Co Meath, at around 7pm on Thursday evening.

The widow – named locally as Elizabeth Duggan from Delvin, Co Westmeath – died after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle on the Athboy Road in Trim, Co Meath.

Irish Independent

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