Truck driver killed in Donegal crash

Mon, Jan 14, 2013, 00:00

A man in his late 30s has died in a single-vehicle crash in Co Donegal.

The victim was driving a truck which left the road in Bannus, Pettigo at about 11.30am this morning. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The Laghy/Pettigo road has been closed while a forensic examination of the scene is carried out and diversions are in place.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Donegal town Garda station on 074 9740190, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Separately, gardaí have appealed to the public for assistance in their investigation of a road incident in Co Cork which has left a young man in a critical condition in hospital.

The incident happened at about 1.30am yesterday when the 21-year-old man was hit by a car as he walked along the N25, the main Cork to Midleton dual carriageway.

It happened 150 metres east of a slip road from Carrigtwohill onto the dual carriageway. Gardaí believe the man had walked down the slip road when he was struck by the car.

The man, from the Carrigtwohill area, was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital, where he is in a critical condition.

The driver of the car, a young woman in her 20s, was uninjured but was badly shaken, and was treated for shock at the scene.

Gardaí closed off the eastbound carriageway for more than eight hours to allow a forensic crash investigator carry out an examination of the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who was travelling on the road at the time is asked to contact gardaí in Cobh on 021-4908530.