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24/10/2021

Two men have lost their lives on Irish roads

Two men have lost their lives on Irish roads

Two men have lost their lives on Irish roads

Two men have lost their lives following separate collisions on Irish roads. 

Dunshaughlin fatality

Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the M3 in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath in the early hours of this morning, Friday, September 17.

Shortly after 1am, Gardaí received report that a car had veered off the road and collided with a ditch between Junction 5 and Junction 6 southbound.

The driver of the car, a male aged in his 50s, was fatally injured during the collision. His body has been removed from the scene.

The road is currently closed between Junctions 5 and 6 as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct a technical examination of the scene. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on the M3 between Navan and Dunboyne last night between 12.30am and 1.20am and who may have camera (dash cam) footage to make it available.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 801 0600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Quigley's Point collision

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Greenbank, Quigley's Point, Muff, Donegal this evening, Thursday, September 16 at approximately 5.30p.m.  

The collision involved two vehicles and occurred on the R238 (between Muff and Quigley's Point).

The male driver aged in his 80s, the sole occupant of his vehicle was fatally injured during the collision. His body has been removed to the mortuary at Letterkenny General Hospital. A post-mortem will take place at a later date.

The driver and passenger (both males in their 30s) of the other vehicle were treated at the scene for their injuries.

The scene is currently preserved for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The R238 is closed and local diversions are in place. The road will remains closed overnight and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators will commence their examination in the morning.  

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling between Muff and Quigley's Point between 5pm and 5:30pm this evening, Thursday and who may have camera (dash cam) footage to make it available.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 932 0540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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