Man killed in road crash in Carlow

Five people seriously injured in weekend collisions

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the Carlow crash on Saturday, in which a man lost his life. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the Carlow crash on Saturday, in which a man lost his life. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 01:00

One man has died and five people were seriously injured in weekend road traffic collisions. The 42-year-old man was killed in a crash involving two vehicles in Co Carlow on Saturday, in which seven others were injured.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the crash, which occurred on the Old Bagenalstown to Carlow Road at Ballybannon at 5pm on Saturday.

A postmortem took place yesterday into the death of the man who was fatally injured in the collision.

Two men, aged 33 and 36, were airlifted from the scene of the crash to Waterford General Hospital. Two males, aged 12 and 33, and three women aged 46, 50 and 80 years, were taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. Three of the seven are described as being in a serious condition. One other man, aged 46 years, was uninjured.

Motorbikes collide

A woman was seriously injured yesterday in a collision between two motorbikes on the Leenane to Westport stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

The collision occurred at 3.50 pm on the N59 outside Liscarney Post Office, about six miles from Westport.

The motorcycles were travelling in a convoy when the incident occurred. A female pillion passenger was seriously injured and was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

The drivers of the two bikes involved, a male and a female, were taken to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar with injuries that were described as not life threatening.

A two-year-old boy sustained serious injuries in a two-car collision in Finglas, Dublin. The crash happened at the junction of Hamptonwood Green and Hamptonwood Avenue at about 3.30pm on Saturday.