Monday 26 August 2019

Young female driver and elderly pedestrian die in separate road crashes

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Two women have been killed in separate car collisions overnight.

A 25-year-old driver was killed in a two-car crash in Fahan, Co Donegal while a pedestrian in her 70s was killed in Drumshambo, Co Leitrim.

Gardaí are investigating both incidents.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that two cars collided at Glebe, Fahan just before 11pm on Thursday.

The 25-year-old female driver of one car was fatally injured and her body has been removed to the morgue at Letterkenny University Hospital.

The second driver, a man aged 20, was injured and taken to the same hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. There were no passengers in either cars.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination. Local diversions are in place and the road is likely to remain closed for the most of the day.

In County Leitrim, a female pedestrian (74) was killed in Drumshanbo.

Gardaí say the collision occurred at Acres in the town at approximately 7.15pm.

The car collided with the woman on the Carrick on Shannon road out of Drumshambo(R207). She was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been removed to the morgue at Sligo General Hospital.

The female driver (50) was uninjured. There were no passenger in the cars.

The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination but has since reopened.

Witnesses to either collision are asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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