Crash driver dies after heart attack at wheel
A 68-year-old man died in Cavan General Hospital yesterday morning after losing control of his car when he suffered a heart attack.
Father-of-five Peter Carbin, from the village of Ballinode, near Scotstown, Co Monaghan, was driving in Monaghan town centre when his Mercedes swerved along the main road and hit two other vehicles at lunchtime on Thursday.
His car then drove through a hedge and fence in the Castle Meadow shopping arcade car park, narrowly missing workers from the nearby credit union.
Meanwhile, a father-of-two young children became the latest person to die on the Republic's roads after he was hit by a car early yesterday.
Gerard Fahy was walking along a dimly lit stretch of the N17 Tuam to Galway road when he was struck by a car at around 4.30am.
The 53-year-old, who was originally from the nearby village of Belclare but was living in Lucan in Dublin for the past few years, was in Galway on a visit to his father.
Mr Fahy, whose children are aged nine and 11, died instantly. The driver was treated for shock but suffered no injuries.