Crash

  • Midwest News understands a two-vehicle collision has taken place this evening on the N17 between Claremorris and Ballindine.

    The collision isn’t believed to be serious as the road remains open.

    However, there are some delays along this route.

  • Emergency services are at the scene of a two vehicle collision on the N58 Castlebar side of Straide village.

    Gardai are at the scene and there is a stop/go system in place.

  • Gardaí are advising motorists that the M17 motorway in Galway has been closed southbound for a stretch due to a collision.

    Emergency services are at the scene of the two-vehicle collision about 3 miles south of the Claregalway – Annagh Hill exit – junction 19.

    Gardaí have closed the road until the scene is cleared and diversions are in place.

  • The scene of a light aircraft crash in County Mayo is being examined.

    A local  man in his fifties died in the incident which happened yesterday evening.

    He was the pilot and the only person in the aircraft at the time when it came down just outside Ballina.

    It is understood the Air Accident Investigation Unit has removed the wreckage of the plane from the crash site, between Ballina and Bonniconlon and transported it to a hanger in Meath for further examination.

    A post-mortem on the deceased man is due to take place on Monday.

  • Two people were taken to Mayo University hospital last night following a two vehicle collision outside Castlebar.

    The collision between a Citroen car and a tractor happened at 7.15pm yesterday evening.

    The driver of the car has sustained serious injuries from the accident and remains in hospital while the man driving the tractor has less serious injuries and has since been discharged.

    The N60 between Castlebar and Manulla was closed both ways overnight and for a time this morning on the Claremorris side of Breaffy Village, but has since fully reopened to traffic.