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.

  • A Garda from Co Galway has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, causing the death of a 51-year old woman in a collision in Co Westmeath four years ago.

    Patrick McDonnell with an address at Corofin, Co Galway, was due to go on trial at Trim Circuit Court yesterday.

    However, the court heard Mr McDonnell would be pleading guilty to the charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Jacqueline Wolohan on 13 February 2016.

    The mother of three from Coolock in Dublin was on her way back from Longford to her home with her son, his friend and her cousin when the crash happened on the M4 motorway at Rossan, Kinnegad.

    Garda McDonnell, who was off-duty at the time of the collision, was remanded on bail and will be sentenced on 11 March.

     

  • 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.

  • The Glenamaddy area of Co Galway has been saddened by the death of a local man in a road collision in the USA at the weekend.

    Stephen Conneely from Shannagh, Glenamaddy died in a road accident on Saturday.

    Mr Conneely, who was in his mid-30's, emigrated to the USA a number of years ago.

    His parents John and Margaret Conneely have travelled over to the States following news of the tragedy.

    Funeral arrangements are not yet available.

     

     

  • 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

     

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    Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a truck and a car that occurred on Saturday morning on the N5 at Belleek, in the Turlough area of  Castlebar.

    The driver of the car, a man in his 70s died in hospital yesterday.

    He has been named as Christopher (Chris) Culkeen of 32 McHale Road, Castlebar and formerly of Greenwood, Ballyhaunis.

    Mr Culkeen was well known in the community.  He was very involved in football and the Mayo and District Motor Sports Club. He worked for many years as a long distance truck driver.

    Removal from his home in McHale Road will take place on Wednesday  morning to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar for Funeral Mass at 11am and afterwards to Shannon Crematorium via McHale Road, arriving for private committal service at 2.30pm.

    Due to the current regulations the Funeral Mass and Cremation will be private to family only.

    Gardaí in Castlebar are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward. They are also appealing for any road users travelling in the area at the time who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) to make the footage available to Gardaí.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

     

     

     

     

  • 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 in his 60s has died in a road traffic collision in Co. Sligo.

    The collision, involving a van and a jeep, occurred at about 7 o'clock yesterday evening at Jinks Cross, Carraroe.

    The driver of the jeep was pronounced dead at the scene, while the van-driver was taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    The scene of the crash is preserved for forensic examination.

     

     

  • Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a truck and a car that occurred yesterday morning on the N5 at Belleek, Castlebar, County Mayo.

    The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital in a critical condition.

    The man passed away earlier today, as a result of his injuries.

    Gardaí at Castlebar are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing for any road users travelling in the area at the time who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) to make this footage available to Gardaí.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

  • 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. 

     

  • Following a fatal road collision last May, the Coroner for Mayo, Patrick O’Connor has recommended that a safety review be carried out of the exit and entry areas at Corrigan’s Filling Station, Ballintubber, Castlebar.

    The Coroner suggested that the review should be carried out by Mayo County Council in consultation with the garage owner and the Gardai.

     Mr. O’Connor made his recommendation after hearing evidence at an inquest yesterday into the death of Patrick (Pat) Jordan, Carrowkeel, Clogher, Claremorris, on May 18 last.

    72-year old Mr Jordan,  a retired machine driver, suffered what were described as catastrophic head injuries, when his Volkswagen Passat car was struck by another vehicle after exiting the filling station at Ballintubber, near Castlebar.  He died at Mayo University Hospital four days later without regaining consciousness.

     The driver of the second vehicle - Stephen Lally of Shangort, Srah, Claremorris - was travelling to work in Ballinrobe when the collision took place on 18th May last year.

    Mr Lally told the inquest that he braked and moved to avoid a collision when he saw Mr. Jordan’s car as it was turning to come across the road towards Ballintubber Abbey.

     Sergeant Gabriel McLoughlin, PSV Inspector for Mayo, said the condition of either vehicle had not contributed to the collision which occurred in a speed limit area of 60km/hour.

     Sergeant McLoughlin said the front of the BMW collided with the front side of the Passat which was towing a trailer at the time.

     A barrel of fuel in the trailer was dislodged in the collision and travelled 25 metres to its point of rest, from where it first landed on the road.

     The cause of death was relayed to the inquest by a consultant pathologist as hospital acquired pneumonia, resulting from traumatic brain injury.

     The pathologist, Dr. Fadel Bennani, said Beaumont Hospital had been contacted but had decided it would have been unable to help the victim as his brain haemorrhage was beyond surgical repair.

     The coroner expressed his deepest sympathy to Mr. Jordan’s wife and family on their sad loss, as did Sergeant Declan Casey on behalf of An Garda Siochana.

     

     

  • 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.