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Man in his 50s killed in freak car accident

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai said they are conducting forensic examinations at the scene to determine the cause of the accident
Gardai said they are conducting forensic examinations at the scene to determine the cause of the accident

A man in his 50s was last night killed in a freak car accident in County Cork.

The incident occurred yesterday evening at approximately 7.50pm in the Glen area of Cork city. 

The man - a 51-year-old man from Mayfield on Cork’s northside - is understood to have suffered several serious injuries and had to be cut free from the wreckage by emergency services. 

He was travelling in a car that ploughed into a steel railing and ended up crashing onto a nearby parked car on Glen Avenue.

Emergency services were called and he was transferred to Cork University Hospital. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

The road was last night closed off as as several units of Cork fire brigade worked alongside Gardai and paramedics to assist the victim. 

Gardai said they are conducting forensic examinations at the scene to determine the cause of the accident. The two metre steel railing surrounded a commercial premises and enclosed a parking area. 

Paramedics and Gardai said they were surprised more people weren't injured during the accident.

There was nobody in the parked vehicle at the time. 

A post-mortem examination is due to be undertaken this morning. 

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 021 4558510, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.