Woman dies in Co Kerry road incident

Death of motorcyclist is second road death in county over the weekend


A female motorcyclist has died in a Co Kerry road incident.

The woman, in her early 50s, died when her bike left the road at Lissvieen in the Killarney area shortly before 5pm yesterday.

The fatal incident came less than 24 hours after a man in his 30s died after the van he was driving hit a tree.

He was killed when the van he was driving left the road and struck a tree near the village of Beaufort shortly before 8pm on Friday.

The man was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was later removed to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee where he was pronounced dead.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Killarney Garda station on 064-6671160 or the Garda confidential telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Elsewhere, officers investigating yesterday’s fatal road traffic collision in Co Kildare have also appealed for witnesses.

A young man and an elderly woman were killed and an elderly man remains in a critical condition in hospital after they were involved in a collision between a motorbike and a car on the N78 between Athy and Ballitore.

Any motorists who were travelling on the link road from Athy to M9 between 1.30pm and 3pm on Friday and who may have witnessed the collision or be able to assist with the investigation is asked to contact Athy Garda station on 059-8634210 or the Garda confidential telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

As part of its 24-hour “Operation Slow Down” this bank holiday weekend, gardaí said the speed of 53,469 vehicles had been checked, of which 321 were detected travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Gardaí again urged motorists travelling on the roads this weekend to travel safely.