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19-year-old killed in road tragedy

19-year-old killed in road tragedy

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a fatal single vehicle collision.

The incident occurred at 11:10pm on the R515, Smiths Road in Charleville, co Cork.

A 19-year-old male was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with a wall.

Three passengers in the car, two female and one male, all of whom are aged in their late teens, were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.

The scene of the collision was examined by Garda forensic collision investigators and the road has since reopened to traffic. The Coroner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station 022-31450 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

This young man has become the 9th death on our roads in just five days.

A total of 158 people have died on the roads so far this year.


Week of road carnage

Shortly before 7pm on Saturday a motorcyclist, in his early 20s, was killed after two bikers collided on Hartstown Road in Blanchardstown.

On Saturday night Lee Henry (13) from Darndale was killed while crossing a road in Clonshaugh, North Dublin.

On Monday, Mark Bell (46) from Ballybrack in south Dublin – who was described as a “lovely fellow” – was killed when he was hit by a van after falling from his motorbike on the York Road in Dun Laoghaire.

He was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 50-year-old man died after the car he was driving collided with a truck in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny.

On Sunday a motorcyclist died after a collision at Ballinaclough, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick at 3.30pm.

The man, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jane Dardis (20), from Skerries, died in a collision that left her two friends injured on her way home from work on Monday night.

A woman in her 80s died on Tuesday after the car she was driving veered off the road and hit a wall.

A male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a truck on Meath Street in Dublin 8, yesterday.