Three people died and three others were seriously injured on the country’s roads over the weekend.
Ichael O’Brien, 83, a well-known traditional musician from Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim, died Friday night after a collision between the car he was driving and a tractor near Killargue, Co Leitrim.
The collision occurred around 5pm on the R280 between Drumkeeran and Manorhamilton.
Mr O’Brien was taken to Sligo University Hospital but later died.
No one was injured in the incident and Gardaí are asking witnesses to come forward.
Locals said Mr O’Brien has performed at several traditional music events and recently played with costume legend Donal Lunny.
Mr O’Brien is survived by his wife Philomena, son Damian and daughter Fiona.
All road users with camera footage, including dashcam footage, who were traveling on the R280 at Killargue between 4.30pm and 5.30pm on Friday are asked to provide this to Gardaí. Anyone with information is asked to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station on 071 982 0620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Meanwhile, two male pedestrians were killed in separate collisions in Dublin and Co Galway yesterday morning.
The latest fatalities have killed 145 people on our roads so far this year.
A male pedestrian (30 years old) died just before 1am yesterday after a collision with a car in Ballymun, north Dublin.
The man was taken to Mater Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car was not injured.
The scene at Poppintree Park Lane West is currently under investigation by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The road was temporarily closed yesterday and local diversions were in place.
Gardaí have urged all witnesses to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
A male pedestrian (40 years old) died after a collision with a car in Tuam, Co. Galway early yesterday morning.
The collision happened just after 12.30am on the N83 at Cahervoley, near Tuam.
The man was taken from the scene to Galway University Hospital (UHG), where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, did not require hospital treatment.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Elsewhere in Cork city, three people have been hospitalized after a two-car collision on Saturday night.
A man in his late teens who was the driver of one of the cars was seriously injured in the collision, which occurred in Fairhill around 11pm on Saturday.
Two occupants of the second vehicle – a woman in his 30s and a man in his 60s – were also taken to Cork University Hospital.
Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Gardaí have asked anyone with information about the collision to contact Garranabrah Garda Station on 021 494 6200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/three-people-killed-three-others-seriously-injured-in-a-grim-weekend-on-countrys-roads-42178121.html Three people killed, three others seriously injured on a gloomy weekend on country roads