Woman dies after Cobh collision


Gardaí have appealed to the public for assistance with their investigation after a 26-year-old woman who was injured in a crash in Co Cork at the weekend died in hospital.

Amanda O'Flaherty, from O’Neill Place in Cobh, was seriously injured when her car was in collision with a 4x4 at Cow Cross near Cobh at about 5pm on Saturday evening.

Ms O'Flaherty was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital (CUH), where she underwent emergency surgery. She died there this morning at about 2.30am.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 50-year-old man from Dublin, was uninjured in the collision but was treated for shock at the scene.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the collision on what is a back road to Cobh to contact them at Cobh Garda station on 021-4908530, or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

Ms O'Flaherty is the fourth person to die on Cork roads over the Christmas period.

On Christmas Eve, mother-of-one Valerie O’Donovan (32), from Riverview Drive in Ballineen, died after a single-vehicle crash at Manch on the main Bandon to Dunmanway Road at about 2.30am.

The car, which was being driven by a male friend of Ms O’Donovan’s, went out of control while rounding a bend and hit a telegraph pole.

Doreen Purcell (82), from Melbourne Road in Bishopstown, died at CUH on December 21st after she was hit while walking on Melbourne Road on December 18th.

A day earlier, on December 20th, Peter Fitzgerald from Barnetstown in Watergrasshill died when he was hit by a car while walking on the South Link Road.