Gardaí appeal for witnesses after fatal crash in Co Carlow

One man dies and seven other people injured in two car crash at Ballybannon yesterday

File image: A postmortem will take place this morning at Waterford University Hospital on a man who died in a two car crash at Ballybannon, Co Carlow yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

File image: A postmortem will take place this morning at Waterford University Hospital on a man who died in a two car crash at Ballybannon, Co Carlow yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sun, Aug 10, 2014, 12:59

A postmortem will take place today at Waterford University Hospital on a man who died in a two car crash at Ballybannon, Co Carlow.

The 42-year-old man was killed in the crash which happened on the Old Bagnelstown-Carlow road at 5pm yesterday evening.

Seven other people were injured in the crash. Two men, aged 33 and 36, were air lifted to Waterford University Hospital.

A 12-year-old boy, a 33-year-old man and three women aged 46, 50 and 80 were taken to Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.

Three of the seven are described as being in a serious condition. One man, aged 46, was uninjured.

The road was closed to facilitate garda forensic collision investigators but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Carlow Garda Station on 059 9136620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.