Two people killed in separate crashes in Co Cork

Woman in her 60s dies in Bandon collision while motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries near Mallow

A woman died and a man was seriously injured after their car collided with a van at Baxter’s Bridge outside Bandon at 12.45pm. File photograph: Alan Betson

A woman died and a man was seriously injured after their car collided with a van at Baxter’s Bridge outside Bandon at 12.45pm. File photograph: Alan Betson

 

Two people have died in separate crashes on the roads in Co Cork on Wednesday.

A woman in her 60s was killed and a man seriously injured following a collision between a car and a truck on the main Bandon-Bantry Road in west Cork.

The woman, who was in her 60s, was fatally injured when the car collided with a truck near Baxter’s Bridge outside Bandon at 12.45pm.

The emergency services were alerted and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene at Carhoon and her body has been removed to Cork University Hospital for a postmortem examination.

The driver of the car, also aged in his 60s, sustained serious injuries and he was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

The driver of the truck was not seriously injured but was treated at the scene for shock. Both vehicles remain at the scene to allow for a Garda forensic crash investigation.

The R585 has been closed and diversions have been put in place some 7km from Bandon.

Gardaí have not released the name of the dead woman but she was living in west Cork. She was not from the area and gardaí are trying to make contact with family living abroad.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist in his 30s has died following a collision with a van on the Dromahane to Glantane Road near Mallow in north Cork at around 3.45pm.

The motorcyclist – who is from the local north Cork area – was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Cork University Hospital for a postmortem.

It is understood that the driver of the van was not seriously injured.

The road was closed and diversions put in place to allow a forensic crash investigator examine the scene.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who was travelling either road and witnessed either collision or has dash cam footage to contact them at Bandon Garda station on 023-8852200 or Mallow Garda station on 022-31450.