Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Two men killed in road crashes

Two men have died after road crashes in Waterford and Galway
Two men have died after road crashes in Waterford and Galway

Two people have died in separate crashes across the country.

A man in his 70s died after the car he was driving collided with another in Tramore, Co Waterford, at around 5pm on Thursday. The driver of the second car involved in the accident at Moonvoy was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

Meanwhile, a 51-year-old man died after he was hit by a car in Co Galway. The man was struck at Kylebrack East in Loughrea at around 9pm on Thursday.

He was taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Technical examinations were carried out at the scenes of both accidents, and gardai in Tramore, Waterford, and Killimor, Galway, have appealed for witnesses.

Elsewhere, two off-duty female gardai were injured in a car crash which saw another vehicle drop into a basement. The officers, who had just finished a night shift in Limerick city, were in a Volkswagen Golf that was in collision with another car.

The other vehicle, a red Renault, broke railings surrounding a Georgian terrace and fell 10 feet into the basement ending up on its nose. The crash happened at about 7am on the corner of Mallow Street and Catherine Street in the city.

The gardai were treated in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital where their injuries were said to be non-life threatening. A man driving the Renault and a female passenger were also treated for injuries.

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