Four People Have Died On Irish Roads In The Past 24 hours


Four people have lost their lives on Irish Roads over the past 24 hours.

A 19 year old died yesterday afternoon after the car he was driving hit a tree near Listowel.

A male pedestrian in his 40s has died near Keel on Achill Island after being hit by a car early  this morning. 

Two people died last night following a collision involving a car and a van at Ballycarrane near Patrickswell on the N21.

The incident occurred shortly after 9pm and the occupants of the car, a man and woman both aged in their 30s, were pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The occupants of the van, a man and woman in their 20s and a male infant, were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment but are believed to be uninjured at this time.

Gardaí in Henry Street are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. 

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the increase in the number of deaths on the country’s roads is of “great concern”.

Speaking in Athlone today as the newly refurbished Garda Station was reopened, Commissioner Harris said there will be a strong Garda presence on the roads this coming bank holiday weekend.

He appealed to people to slow down, never drink and drive, wear a seatbelt and do not use your phone while driving.