Woman dies in freak car incident

 

A WOMAN driver died in Dublin yesterday after her own car apparently rolled over her at Millbourne Avenue, Drumcondra, shortly after 1pm.

A spokesman said gardaí were still investigating but said it appeared the woman was leaning out of the door of the blue Ford Fiesta while reversing when she fell from the vehicle, or the door opened accidentally, resulting in her falling under the vehicle.

The woman, in her late 60s, was taken to the Mater hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was on Millbourne Avenue from 12.30pm-1pm, particularly near the library, and who may have witnessed the incident to call Santry Garda station on 01-6664000.

Separately, a 17-year-old Leaving Cert student has died after sustaining injuries in a weekend car crash. Kieran Quigley sustained injuries while in the back seat of a car that crashed on Saturday night at the Cross of Grange on the N24 between Limerick and Tipperary. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital Limerick on Tuesday. The two-car collision happened before 9pm on Saturday night at the turn-off for Doon and Cappamore, Co Limerick.

Roxboro Road gardaí in Limerick have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 061-214340.

In Co Cavan, a motorcyclist in his late 20s was fatally injured yesterday when he crashed into the back of a dumper truck at Drumgart, Belturbet, at about 11.25am.

The man was taken to Cavan General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact them at Ballyconnell Garda station on 049-9525580.

Gardaí have renewed an appeal for witnesses to a fatality on Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, at about 2.15pm on Tuesday. A man in his 30s was fatally injured while carrying out road works. It appears a passing car struck a traffic cone which hit a manhole cover which then struck the man, resulting in his death. A Garda spokesman stressed the matter was still under investigation.

Gardaí are asking anyone with information, or those in the area on Tuesday from 2pm-3pm, to contact them on 01-6665000.