fatal road collision

  • A 70 year old man has died following a single-vehicle collision in Co. Galway.

    He was the sole occupant of a car that hit a wall on the Ballinasloe to Laurencetown Road at Sycamore Hill at around 8:30 last night.

    The man's body was removed to University Hospital Galway for a post-mortem.

    The road remains closed while Gardai examine the scene and any witnesses are being asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station at 090-96 31890.

     

  • Gardaí in Swinford are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Carracanada, Swinford at approximately 12.15pm yesterday.

    The collision involved a truck and two cars resulting in the death of a 64 year old male driver of one of the cars, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased was removed to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for a post mortem examination. A male driver of a second car received minor injuries.

    This stretch of road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

    Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Swinford Garda Station on 094-9252990, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

     

     

     

  • Gardai are investigating after a 13-year old boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Clare Island early this morning.

    It happened at around 1am after a car hit a ditch at The Quay on the County Mayo Island.

    The stretch of road where the incident occurred was closed for examination.

    The teenager is believed to have been visiting the island to attend a funeral service.

     

  • A man died following a road collision in Ballinasloe yesterday evening.

    The fatal collision occurred at Kilclooney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway at approximately 7pm.

    A male pedestrian in his 50s died when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to University Hospital Galway. The driver of the car was uninjured.

    This stretch of road, known locally as ‘The Bog Road to Ahascragh’, is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

    Gardai are appealing to witnesses to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 9631890, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

     

     

  • A man in his sixties has died in a road crash in east Galway.

    It followed a single-vehicle collision in the Croagh Hill area of Williamstown, at 8 o'clock last night.

    The driver of the vehicle, who was sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle struck a pole.

    Gardaí in Dunmore are appealing for witnesses.

     

     

  • A man in his 60's has died in a road collision in Co Sligo.

    The single-vehicle collision occurred at about 9.45 this morning when the man's car struck a wall at a bridge at Doomore, Cloonacool.

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

    The Cloonacool-Tubbercurry road remains closed to traffic, as a technical and forensic examination of the scene is underway.

    Diversions are in place.

    Anyone who witnessed this morning's collision is asked to contact Ballymote Garda Station at 071- 91 89500.

     

     

  • A man in his 70s has died in a single-vehicle road collision in Co Roscommon.

    Shortly before five o'clock this morning, the man's car hit a wall at Ballyforan.

    Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene and the man - who is in his 70s - was brought to Roscommon University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

    A female passenger was uninjured in the collision.

    A post mortem on the man's body is due to take place later today.

    The road remains closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, and local  diversions are in place.

     

     

  • One of the two young men who died in a road collision in Ballina on Monday night will be laid to rest today (Friday).

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

    Funeral Mass for Jack O'Hora takes place at 11am this morning in St Muredach's Cathedral, Ballina with burial afterwards in Killanley Cemtery, Castleconnor.

    Meanwhile, Ricky Langdon's remains will repose at his residence this evening from 4-8pm.

    Funeral Mass will take place in St Patrick's Church, Ballina tomorrow (Sat) at 12.30 with burial afterwards in Leigue Cemetery.

     

  • The second victim of Monday night’s fatal road collision in Ballina will be laid to rest later today.

    28-year-old Ricky Langdon from St Patrick’s Estate, Ballina died along with 21-year-old Jack O’Hora from Newtown, Castleconnor, Co Sligo when the car they were travelling in hit a tree on the Killala Road on Monday night at around 11.15pm.

    Funeral Mass for Mr Langdon will take place in St Patrick's Church, Ballina today at 12.30 with burial afterwards in Leigue Cemetery.

    Mr O’Hora was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in Killanley Cemetery, Castleconnor. 

    Gardai are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them. 

  • Sligo Gardai have confirmed that the Tubbercurry to Cloonacool road reopened yesterday evening, following a fatal collision earlier in the day.

    The single-vehicle collision occurred at about 9.45 yesterday morning when a car struck a wall at a bridge at Doomore, Cloonacool.

    The driver - a man in his 60's - died in the crash.

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

    Ballymote Gardai are investigating the incident, and have appealed for witnesses.

    Meanwhile, investigations are underway following a fatal farm accident in Glinsk yesterday, on the Galway / Roscommon border.

    A man in his 60's died after being injured by an animal shortly after 12 noon.

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

    Gardai and the Health & Safety Authority are investigating the circumstances of the tragedy.

     

  • Two men in their 20's were fatally injured in a single vehicle road collision on the Killala Road in Ballina last night.

    The collision occured at about 11.15 pm when a car, carrying three men, collided with a tree near the Costcutter store on the Killala Road.

    One man in his late 20's was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The other two men - also in their 20's - were taken to Mayo University Hospital where one was later pronounced dead.

    The third man remains in a serious condition in hospital.

    Gardai say the Killala Road in Ballina is closed to  facilitate a forensic examination, and local diversions are in place.

    The road will remain closed for much of the day.

    Gardai for appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them in Ballina at 096 - 20560 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

     

  • A woman in her mid 60s has died after a single vehicle crash in County Leitrim.

    It happened just after midday on the Castlecara Road, in Carrick on Shannon.

    The woman was driving the car when it went off the road.

    Her body has been taken to University Hospital Sligo, where a post mortem will take place.

    The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

    Garda forensic collision investigators are due to examine the scene at first light tomorrow morning.

     

     

     

     

     

  • A woman in her 60's has died in a road collision outside Castlebar.

    The N5 Castlebar-Westport road remains closed following the two-car collision, which occurred at about 8.30 this morning at Ballymacragh, known locally as Coyne's Corner.

    The female driver of one of the cars involved was removed to Mayo University Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

    The second driver in his mid-30's was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are at the scene, and the N5 Castlebar-Westport road remains closed to traffic, with diversions in place.

    Motorists are advised to divert via the R311 Newport Road - particularly heavy goods vehicles, as other local routes are narrow.

    The R330 from Partry to Westport should only be used for cars and light commercial vehicles.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them in Castlebar at 094 - 90 38200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.