September 23, 2023

BREAKING: Teenage girl killed as weekend death toll on our roads rises to seven

A teenage girl has become the latest victim of the carnage on our roads and the seventh person to die in collisions over the weekend.

The young woman died after the car in which she was a passenger struck a wall at around 1.15am in the townland of Porridgetown, Oughterard, Galway., Galway.

She died at the scene. Her body has been removed to the mortuary in University Hospital Galway where a post mortem will take place.

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man, was uninjured.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Garda√≠ are appealing to any road users who may have travelled the road and can assist them or drivers who may have dash cam to contact them in Salthill Garda Station on 091 – 514720, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

The death bring to 29 the number of road fatalities so far this year. Seven people have lost their lives on our roads since Friday.

Three people died after a two-car crash in the early hours of Saturday near Dundalk, Co Louth. The occupants of one car, a man (50s) and woman (80s) were pronounced dead at the scene. A man in his 20s, travelling in the second car, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. A second male in the car (20s) was pronounced dead at the scene.

A male pedestrian in his 20s died following a crash involving a lorry in Monaghan at about 11.15am Saturday morning.

On Friday night, the driver and passenger of a car travelling in Co Cavan were killed in a road crash.

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