road collision

  • A 19-year-old man who died in a road collision in the early hours of yesterday morning outside Williamstown has been named.

    He was Evan Tully from Briarsfort, Williamstown.

    The collision occurred at 2.20am yesterday morning on the Williamstown to Castlerea Rd (R360), about a half a mile outside Williamstown.

    Mr Tully was seriously injured and later pronounced dead at the scene.

    Mr Tully’s remains will repose at Feeney’s Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 4-8pm.

    He will be laid to rest following 12 noon Funeral Mass on Monday in St Therese’s Church Williamstown, in Carraroe Cemetery.

  • Icy conditions have caused multiple incidents in the western half of the country this morning.

    Emergency services are at the scene of a road traffic collision between Balla and Claremorris at Carrowgarve.

    It’s an extremely busy morning for inbound traffic in Galway due to the closure of the Tuam Rd between Claregalway and Two Mile Ditch following a serious crash.

    It’s especially busy inbound on the N84 Headford, with a 5km queue for the crossroads at Clonboo, possibly as people avoid the Tuam Rd.

    It’s also very heavy on the local Corrandulla approach to Clonboo.

  • The Bangor to Belmullet road has reopened to traffic this afternoon following a serious road collision yesterday.

    A man in his 40’s remains in a critical condition following the crash.

    He was airlifted to hospital after the van he was driving was in collision with a car at Muinhin Bridge shortly after 3pm yesterday.

    The occupants of the car – three women and a baby – were also taken to hospital.

    Gardai say the road has now reopened following forensic examination.

  • Ballina Gardai have advised that the Creggs Road in the town will be closed to traffic for the next number of hours, following a road traffic collision.

    The road will be closed from the Quay Road to the Sligo Road, and motorists are asked to avoid this area.


  • The Crossmolina road out of Ballina has now fully reopened to traffic following an earlier collision. 

    The road was closed at the turnoff for Moygownagh following a collision earlier. 

    A stop/go system had been in place for a time also but the Fire Service has confirmed to Midwest news that the road has now fully opened. 





  • A man has been seriously injured in a road collision in Co Galway.

    He was among 8 people taken to hospital after the collision involving two cars on the Clifden Road, about 3 kilometres outside Leenane Village at around 5.15pm yesterday evening.

    Eight people were taken to University Hospital Galway, with one man seriously injured.

    The scene remained closed overnight for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators, with local diversions in place.

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward - particularly anyone who travelled this stretch of road between 4.45 and 6pm yesterday evening - they're asked to contact Clifden Garda Station at 095 - 22500.



  • Gardaí are at the scene of a two vehicle collision on the N5 between Ballyvary and Castlebar.

    The incident occurred at Turlough near the turnoff for Horkan's Garden centre.

    It is not known at this point if there are any injuries from the collision.

    Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene but the road remains open to traffic.

  • The N17 road between Claremorris and Ballindine is closed to traffic following a two vehicle collision.

    Emergency services are at the scene of the two vehicle crash at the old Claremorris/Meelickmore junction.

    Midwest News understands that one person has been airlifted to hospital.

    Mayo County Council is advising HGV’s travelling between Galway and Sligo to divert in Tuam for Ballinrobe, while trucks coming from Sligo will be diverted at the roundabout in Claremorris.

    All other motorists should follow the local diversions through Irishtown from the Ballindine-side and Ballinrobe for traffic north of Claremorris.


  • Emergency services are attending the scene of a collision on the Headford to Galway road near Shrule.

    A 2-vehicle collision occurred on a bend outside Shrule shortly before 11am this morning.

    Gardai are attending the scene and the road is currently blocked.

    It's not believed anyone sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision.


    Meanwhile, a lorry jacknifed earlier on the N17 between Ireland West Airport Knock and Charlestown.

    The road has now been cleared and there were no serious injuries sustained in the incident.



  • Emergency services are attending the scene of a collision on the Foxford to Ballyvary road.

    It's understood two vehicles were involved.

    Traffic is reported as heavy in the area, and the emergency services are currently at the scene.

    It's not known if anyone sustained injuries in the crash.

    Gardai say there are no road closures in the area, but motorists should take extra caution.

    And Gardai are advising of greasy roads across the region this evening and are cautioning motorists to slow down and take extra care following a number of collisions throughout the day.






  • Four people were taken to hospital following a two-car collision on the main Bohola to Kiltimagh Road earlier today.

    The collision occurred around two miles the Kiltimagh side of Bohola.

    Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    The road, which was reduced to one lane earlier, has now fully reopened.


  • The funeral arrangements for a man who died in a road collision between Newport and Mulranny on Wednesday have been confirmed.

    Dublin native Brian Farren, who was in his 50’s, died when the car he was driving hit a stationary trailer.

    He was the sole occupant of the car.

    Mr Farren was the head chef at Nevin’s Newfield Inn in Tiernaur and was on his way to work when the collision occurred.

    His remains will repose at St. Dominic’s Funeral Home, Newport this evening from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock with Funeral service on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in Newport Church.

    He will be laid to rest on Monday in Shanganagh Cemetery in Dublin following Funeral Service in Dalkley Church at 10am.



  • Gardai are at the scene of a three vehicle collision this morning on the Westport to Castlebar road close to Westport.

    There are no indications yet if anyone has been injured in the incident but Gardai are at the scene.

    The road is not closed to traffic but there are long delays this morning on the Westport to Castlebar road as a result.

  • Gardai in Claremorris are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision in Ballindine village on Friday evening.

    The two-car collision occurred at around 5.40pm on Friday on the Claremorris side of Ballindine.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone who passed through the village between 5.30 and 5.45pm on Friday to contact them.

    They are especially anxious to contact the driver of a white van who passed the scene going from Ballindine to Claremorris, who may have witnessed the collision.

    Anyone with information should contact the Gardai in Claremorris on 094-93-72080.

  • Gardaí in Sligo are investigating a serious road traffic collision in Sligo today.

    The collision between a car and a female pedestrian in her 50's occurred at approximately 9.10am this morning on the Sligo Inner relief road (N4) inbound. The female driver of the car was uninjured in the collision. The injured pedestrian was taken to Sligo University Hospital for treatment and her injuries are described as serious.

    The two lanes on the southbound lanes are currently closed and there are diversions through the town.

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Sligo Garda station on 071 9157000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.




  • In Galway, the N84 Headford Road  remains closed both ways on the Headford side of Corrandulla Cross following a collision yesterday evening.

    Gardai have confirmed that a 3-vehicle collision occurred at about 7pm last evening.

    Four people were taken to hospital – one with serious injuries.

    The road will remains closed for several hours this morning to facilitate a forensic examination.



  • The road through Hollymount village has reopened following a road traffic collision this morning.

    Three vehicles were involved in the collision on the Ballinrobe side of Hollymount village, and the road was closed for several hours, but has now reopened.

    It's not believed anyone sustained serious injuries in the collision.




  • Main Street in Charlestown is closed to traffic and will remain closed for a couple of hours according to Gardai.

    It's after a lorry carrying a heavy load hit an ESB pole. While the pole is not down, work is underway to secure it.

    Diversions in place for cars but HGVS and large vehicles are advised to take an alternative route.

  • A man and a woman have been injured following a collision on the N60 in Mayo.

    They were struck by a car at Breaffy at around 10:50 last night.

    The 31-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries in the crash and was taken to Mayo University Hospital.

    The 34 year-old man and the man driving the car received minor injuries and were also taken to hospital for treatment.

    A forensic examination of the scene has taken place and the road has reopened to traffic.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai.

  • A male pedestrian has died after he was struck by a car on the main Sligo/Donegal Road in Sligo last night.

    The 53-year-old man was struck by a car in the townland of Lisalurg and was removed to Sligo University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The local coroner has been notified.

    The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

    Investigations are ongoing and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.