Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Roads death toll rises to four.

Four people have been killed on Ireland's roads in under 24 hours.

Two of those who lost their lives were pedestrians, while two were travelling in cars that lost control.

In Monkstown in County Dublin a 78 year old pedestrian died after he was struck by a car at a roundabout just after five o'clock yesterday.

Meanwhile in Cork a man in his 60's lost his life when he was knocked down on the Midleton to Youghal road at about half past six yesterday evening.

In Navan, County Meath a 31 year old woman died after the car she was driving went out of control and crashed into a tree on the Kentstown Road in the early hours of this morning.

And in Kerry a man in his 20's was killed when the car he was travelling in crashed into a tree in Kenmare shortly after 3am.

Conor Faughnan of AA roadwatch said the weekend's death toll is depressing considering the year began so well.

He says it highlights the fact that more work has to be done to improve road safety in this country.

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