Man (60s) killed and boy (10) seriously injured in road traffic incidents in Offaly and Clare

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward

A Garda road closure close to the scene near Aclint Bridge in Ardee, Co Louth, after three women were killed and two men seriously injured in a road accident involving three cars. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 21, 2017. Gardai said one woman, aged 39, was driving one of the cars, and the two other women, aged 69 and 37, were passengers. See PA story ACCIDENT Deaths Ireland. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man in his 60s was killed and a 10-year-old boy has been seriously injured in separate road traffic incidents in Co Offaly and Co Clare.

On Monday, gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a single-car crash shortly after 8.50am on the L2015 at New Road in Clara, Co Offaly.

The driver of the car, a male aged in his aged in his 60s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The coroner has been notified and a postmortem examination will be arranged. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

In Co Clare, gardaí and emergency services responded to a road-traffic collision in Shannon on Sunday afternoon.


The incident occurred shortly after 2pm in Purcell Park, Shannon, involving a van and a 10-year-old male pedestrian.

The child was transported to University Hospital Limerick to receive treatment for serious injuries and has since been transferred to Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, Dublin.

A man in his 20s who was arrested in connection with the incident has since been released pending further investigations.

A forensic examination at the scene has been completed and local traffic diversions have been lifted.

Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses to come forward, or any road users with camera footage, including dashcam, who were travelling in the Purcell Park area between 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shannon Garda station at (061) 365900, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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