Gowna crash leads to road 
safety appeal

Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads after a serious two car collision outside Loch Gowna last week left five people in hospital, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads after a serious two car collision outside Loch Gowna last week left five people in hospital, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Two children, their mother and grandmother were all injured in the incident which occurred on the main Gowna to Ballinagh road last Tuesday (July 2).

A fifth person, believed to be the driver of the second vehicle was also hospitalised before later being discharged from hospital.

Both children, a girl and a boy, were transferred to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin where they have remained ever since.

The pair’s mother and grandmother continue to be treated by medics at Cavan General Hospital. Their condition was was said to have improved somewhat over the weekend as gardai look for clues into what may have caused last Tuesday’s accident.

In the meantime, drivers were advised to exercise additional caution when taking to the roads by local Parish Priest Fr PJ Fitzpatrick on Sunday.

The Gowna based cleric did not wish to be quoted when contacted by the Leader on Monday, but did confirm speaking about road safety to Massgoers.

Gardai have, meanwhile, renewed their appeal for witnesses. They especially want to talk to anyone who may have been travelling on the Gowna to Ballinagh road, near Corduff Cross between 2pm and 2:30pm last Tuesday July 2.

Cavan Gardai can be contacted at (049) 4368800.