Fatal Road Traffic Collision Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Gardai in Clonakilty are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred on Fernhill Road at approximately 7.15pm this evening.

A 73 year old male pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene where his body currently remains. The driver of the car was uninjured.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses who may have travelled this road between 7.00pm and 7.30pm to contact them. They are also asking that a man who assisted at the scene by providing a jacket contact them at 023 8821570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Fatal motorcycle crash The Heath, Co. Laois

GardaĆ­ in Portlaoise, Co Laois are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at The Heath, Co. Laois on the 9th of March 2016.

At approximately 7.20pm a motor cyclist(late 20’s) was seriously injured when his motor cycle was in a collision with a car on the old Portlaoise to Ballybrittas Rd(R419) at The Heath. He was taken to Portlaoise hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car, a female(75yrs) was also taken to Portlaoise hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The road is closed to facilitate a Forensic collision examination and local diversions are in place, the road is expected to remain closed until tomorrow afternoon the 10th March 2016.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Portlaoise Garda station on 057 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.