fatal collision

  • A nine year old girl has died and a 7 year old boy is seriously injured, following a collision with a car, while cycling in County Galway. 

    Gardai are currently at the scene, on the Ballinasloe to Ahascragh Road. 

    The collision happened shortly before noon today. 

    Both children were taken to Portiuncula Hospital where the 9 year old girl was later pronounced dead. 

    The 7 year old boy remains in a serious condition. 

    The road is currently closed for a forensic examination and Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 0909 631890.

  • The N17 Ballindine to Milltown road remains closed to traffic this evening following a fatal collision overnight which claimed the life of a man in his 30's.

    Shortly after 1am this morning, a car and van collided at Carrownurlar, Milltown.

    The driver of the car, who's believed to be a foreign national, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the van, a man in his 50's, was taken to Mayo University Hospital as a precautionary measure.

    Gardai in Tuam are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at 093 - 70840 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

     

  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a fatal collision in Co. Galway yesterday evening.

    Shortly after 9pm a female pedestrian in her 70s was fatally injured when she was struck by a 4x4. The collision occurred on the M18 (southbound) near junction 17 at Cloughboley, Ardrahan. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. The injured woman was pronounced dead at short time later. The driver of the 4x4 was uninjured.

    The woman’s body has been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway for a post-mortem examination. The local Coroner has been notified.

    Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the crash site and the road has since fully reopened to traffic.

    Gardaí investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to contact Gort Garda Station 091-636400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

     

  • Funeral arrangements for the victims of Monday night’s road traffic collision in Ballina have been released.

    28-year-old Ricky Langdon from St Patrick’s Estate died along with 21-year old Jack O’Hora from Castleconnor, Co Sligo when the car they were travelling in hit a tree on the Killala Road in Ballina on Monday night shortly after 11pm.

    A third man, Declan Ferguson, also in his 20’s was critically injured and remains in a stable condition in the intensive care unit of Mayo University Hospital.

    Mr O’Hora’s remains will repose at his residence this evening until 8pm and again tomorrow from 4-8pm. The funeral will arrive to St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina on Friday morning for Mass at 11am and Mr O’Hora will be laid to rest afterwards in Killanley Cemetery, Castleconnor afterwards.

    Mr Langdon’s remains will repose at his residence on Thursday evening from 4-8pm and again on Friday evening from 4-8pm.

    The funeral will arrive to St Patrick’s Church, Ballina on Saturday for Mass at 12.30 and Mr Langdon will be laid to rest afterwards in Leigue Cemetery.

  • Gardai in Swinford are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a road collision yesterday evening.

    Gardai and the emergency services were called to the scene of the single vehicle collision at Ballinvoher near Swinford at approximately 6.45 yesterday evening.

    The driver – a man in his 70’s, who was the sole occupant of the car, was seriously injured when his SUV left the road and struck a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

    His body was removed to Mayo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The local Coronor has been notified. The N5 road was closed for a time yesterday evening but has since reopened following an examination of the scene.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Swinford Garda Station on 094-9252990 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

  • Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Quay Road, Newport, Co. Mayo.

    Shortly after 7am on August 25th 2018 a car was discovered in the Newport River on The Quay Road in Newport. The body of a man in his 20s was recovered from the car. The body was taken to Mayo University Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

    The roadway at the scene is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

     

  • Gardai in Co Galway have renewed their appeal for information in relation to a fatal road collision in Ballinasloe last Thursday, which claimed the life of two pedestrians.

    Deirdre Gilmartin and Maureen Dooley – who were both in their 50’s - were fatally injured while out walking on Station Road in the town on Thursday evening shortly before 6pm.

    The two friends were struck by a car which had collided with a second car.

    Deirdre Gilmartin was laid to rest at Creagh Cemetery on Monday while Maureen Dooley was laid to rest in the same cemetery yesterday.

    Gardai in Ballinasloe have today renewed their appeal for witnesses and are anxious to speak to anyone who may have travelled on the R358 at Station Road, Ballinsloe immediately prior to the collision, or to any person who may have witnessed the collision.

    The scene of the crash is close to Ballinasloe Train Station and would have been busy at the time.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai in Ballinasloe at 090- 96 31890.

  • Gardai in Mayo are investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred on Clare Island last night.

    One man died after his car collided with a ditch.

    The male teenager died when the car he was driving collided with a ditch at The Quay, Clare Island at approximately 1am this morning.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene, however his age has not been released yet.

    Gardaí at Louisburgh are investigating the single vehicle crash.

    The road has been closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic experts.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact Westport Gardai on 098-50230 or any Garda Station.

    Is comes as the RSA has issued a warning to road users on this August Bank Holiday weekend.

    The organisation says Sunday's are one of the most dangerous days of the week on Irish roads.

    They are asking people to slow down and keep within the speed limit at all times

     

  • A man in his 30s has died in a road collision in Co Galway.

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision which occured at about 6.30am this morning, when a car collided with a wall  on the Loughrea to Ballyglass Road near Kylemore Village.

    The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe for a post mortem examination.

    The road is closed and local diversions remain in place while investigators examine the crash site.

    Anyone who travelled on that road in the early hours of this morning is asked to contact Gardaí in Loughrea at 091 - 84 28 70.

  • A man who died following a road collision in Strokestown on Thursday evening has been named. 

    He was Paul O'Gara of Farnbeg, Strokestown. Mr O'Gara, who was in his 70's, died after a car collided with him on the N5 at Bridge Street in the town on Thursday evening shortly before 8pm. 

    He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Mr O'Gara's remains will repose at McHugh’s Funeral Home, Strokestown on Sunday evening from 4 o’clock until 8 o’clock. He will be laid to rest on Monday following 11.30 Funeral Mass in the Parish Church, Strokestown. 

     

  • A Mayo woman is reported to have died following a road collision in Australia. It is understood the woman was in her early 20’s and had travelled to Australia in recent weeks.

    The woman sustained fatal injuries following a two-car collision in the Melbourne area.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of the incident and is providing consular assistance to the family of the deceased.

  • A motorist has died following a road collision in Mayo last night.

    A section of the N59 in Mayo remains closed until later this morning as a result.

    The single vehicle collision occurred last night.

    Westport Gardai have confirmed that the driver died in the collision, while a second person sustained minor injuries.

    Gardai are advising that the road between Mulranny and Ballycroy will remain closed until about 11am this morning and diversions are in place.

    Motorists travelling from Castlebar to Ballycroy are advised to divert via Glenhest.

     

  • The N17 road between Ballindine and Milltown reopened to traffic yesterday evening, following a fatal collision in the early hours of yesterday morning.

    A foreign national in his 30's died when his car collided with a van at Carrownurlaur, Ballindine shortly after 1am yesterday morning.

    Tuam Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to contact them at 093 - 70840.

     

     

     

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    The N59 road has reopened between Mulranny and Ballycroy, following a fatal collision which claimed the life of a man in his 60's.

    The single vehicle crash occurred at about 7pm last evening near Mulranny.

    The driver  - believed to be a local man - was pronounced dead at the scene, and his remains were removed to Mayo University Hospital.

    A 12 year old boy who was a passenger in the car sustained minor injuries and was also brought to Mayo University Hospital.

    A Garda technical examination has taken place at the scene, and the road reopened shortly after 10 am this morning.

    Westport Gardai are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them at 098 - 50237.

     

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    A pedestrian who was fatally injured after being hit by a car in Co Galway on Saturday evening has been named locally.

    59-year old Marek Pakla, a Polish national who was living in Ballinasloe, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The fatal collision occurred at about 7pm on Saturday evening at Kilclooney near Ballinasloe on a stretch of road known as the bog road to Ahascragh.

    His body was removed to Galway University Hospital for post-mortem examination.

    The driver of the car was uninjured.

    This brings to 127 the number of people killed on Irish roads so far this year, 36 of whom were pedestrians.

    Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Gardai in Ballinasloe at 090 96 31890.

     

  • The two young men who died after the car they were travelling in hit a tree in Ballina on Monday night have been named locally as  21-year old Jack O'Hora from Castleconnor, Co Sligo and 28-year old Ricky Langdon from St Patrick's Estate, Ballina.

    The fatal collision occurred shortly after 11pm on Monday night, when the black Audi A6 car crashed into a tree on the Killala Road in Ballina.

    A third man, Declan Ferguson - also in his 20's -  was critically injured and remains in a stable condition in the intensive care unit at Mayo University Hospital.

    It's understood Jack O'Hora had been home visiting from the UK where he was a member of the British army.

    He played with the Castleconner GAA club, just across the county border in Sligo, before moving abroad to serve in the British army.

    Ricky Langdon had worked in a local garage in recent years and came from a large family living in the Ballina area.

    Funeral arrangements for the deceased are not yet available.

    The stretch of roadway where the crash happened was sealed off until late yesterday afternoon to allow for a forensic examination.

    Ballina Gardaí are continuing their investigation into the crash and appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

    They're also asking the drivers of any vehicles that may have passed through the townland of Kilmoremoy close to the Costcutters Supermarket, between 10.20pm and 11.15pm, and who may have dash-cam footage, to contact Ballina garda station (096) 20560 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

  • The woman who died following a road collision outside Castlebar yesterday morning has been named.

    Martha King, Carnalurgan, Westport who was in her mid-60s died following the two car collision at Ballymacragh at around 8.30am yesterday morning.

    Ms King was removed from the scene following the collision and pronounced dead a short time later at Mayo University Hospital.

    It is understood she was travelling to work when the collision occurred.

    Ms King’s remains will repose at McGing’s Funeral Home, Westport on Saturday evening from 6-7.30pm.

    She will be laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in Aughavale Cemetery, following 12 noon Funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church Westport.