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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2019, 04:16:39 AM »
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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #121 on: March 27, 2019, 07:31:31 AM »
https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0325/1038551-hit-and-run-cork/

Two-year-old boy injured in Cork hit-and-run

Updated / Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 11:26

A two-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Cork.

The incident happened at Castle Meadows off Skehard Road shortly before 4pm.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious.

Gardaí say the car involved failed to remain at the scene.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them and are particularly appealing to motorists with dash cams who were driving in the Skehard Road and Castle Meadows area between 3.30pm and 4.30pm to contact them.
Gardaí have arrested a juvenile in his late teens today in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Cork yesterday.

A toddler was left with serious injuries following the incident.
Zac Higgins, who is now in an induced coma in Temple Street Children's Hospital, incurred serious injuries when he ran onto the road while playing with a ball near Castle Meadows on the Skehard Road in Mahon in Cork city at about 4pm yesterday.

He was hit by a blue Mazda 6 which left the scene.
The teen is detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at The Bridewell (Cork) Garda station.
Gardaí believe there were a number of people in the car at the time of the incident and would appeal to the passengers to come forward.
Meanwhile, gardaí investigating the hit-and-run say that have recovered a blue saloon car believed to have been involved in his incident.
"The car was recovered approximately 1km from the scene of the collision," said a garda statement.
They added that the injured boy is described as critical but stable at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin.

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #122 on: March 27, 2019, 07:38:27 AM »
"The car was recovered approximately 1km from the scene of the collision," said a garda statement.
Without pointing the Finger, also located approximately 1km from the scene is a Halting site.

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #123 on: March 28, 2019, 06:15:00 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/judge-says-young-men-using-roads-as-their-own-private-race-tracks-as-teenager-jailed-for-careless-driving-causing-the-death-of-girl-16-37953068.html

Judge says young men 'using roads as their own private race tracks' as teenager jailed for careless driving causing the death of girl (16)

Ralph Riegel 
March 26 2019 4:22 PM
 
A JUDGE jailed a teenage motorist for careless driving causing the death of a 16 year old girl as he warned that some Irish drivers, particularly young men, were treating public roads like their own personal race tracks.

Judge Eugene O'Kelly jailed Edward O'Shea (19) for 14 months after he noted that the victim, Kate 'Katie' Murphy (16), had sent a Snapchat video to a friend just seconds before the fatal Waterford collision in which she said they were: "Probably going to die in the car."

An unidentified male voice replies: "Yeah, probably."

A female voice then commented: "Cheeky - going over the speed limit."

An unidentified voice replied: "Cheeky - going twice over the speed limit."

A Waterford Circuit Criminal Court jury was not shown the social media videos during the trial because they were deemed to breach the hearsay rule.

Judge O'Kelly said Ireland now had to review such real-time video evidence from social media in the trial context.

In jailing O'Shea, he said the careless driving was at the upper end of the scale.

He also said it "beggars belief" that O'Shea, a learner driver, could treat such a powerful car as his own.

"Some drivers, particularly young men, treat the roads as their own private race tracks and do so without any regard for the potentially catastrophic consequences for other road users and indeed for themselves," he said.

Judge O'Kelly noted that the so-called Clancy Amendment about unaccompanied learner drivers could not apply as the Tramore collision occurred before it was passed into law.

However, he noted how O'Shea had been driving a powerful and modified Japanese car unaccompanied.

"Such driving is not only illegal it is dangerous."

The heartbroken Murphy family claimed they lost their only daughter in the fatal road traffic accident because O'Shea, driving while unaccompanied on a learner permit, lost control of a powerful modified Japanese car while showing off to his friends.

Edward O'Shea, who is now 19, was jailed for 14 months after being convicted before Waterford Circuit Criminal Court of careless driving causing death and careless driving causing serious injury.

He was acquitted by the jury last February of dangerous driving causing death.

Kate 'Katie' Murphy (16) died when the Japanese car with a specially lowered suspension, being driven by O'Shea, spun out of control and collided side-on with a wall outside a Tramore housing estate on October 5 2016.

The car also had low profile tyres and a side skirt.

The accident area was covered by a 50kmh speed limit but, because there were no brake marks, it was impossible for Gardaí to determine what speed the Toyota was travelling at.

Forensic experts were only able to determine the car finally hit a stone wall side-on while travelling at around 32kmh.

However, locals had noted the sound of a car travelling at speed that day along the winding Cliff Road.

One woman was so alarmed by the sound she got out of her armchair in her home to investigate - and seconds later heard the sound of the impact.

Two other teenage occupants of the car, Joseph Walsh and Jessica Fynn, suffered horrific head and chest injuries in the accident at the Cliff Road, Newtown outside Tramore.

Ms Murphy's heartbroken parents, Hilary and Vivienne, said their lives have been devastated by the loss of their only daughter in a crash which they insisted was entirely avoidable and due to O'Shea's carelessness.

The imported Japanese car, with a twin-cam engine and a specially lowered suspension, was registered to Edward O'Shea's family garage, run by his father, Michael, and he was driving under a garage insurance policy that day.

Judge O'Kelly noted the fact.

"It was extraordinary and blatantly irresponsible for the O'Shea Garage business to facilitate the driving of such a car (by a young learner driver)," Judge O'Kelly said.

Katie's father said they were convinced about what happened.

"In my view, we lost our daughter because Mr O'Shea was showing off driving a high powered car," Mr Murphy said.

The Tramore father described Edward O'Shea as "a very cold-hearted person" who had not spoken to his family, sent a letter, card or flowers over their daughter's death.

"He has destroyed our lives."

Mr Murphy urged Judge Eugene O'Kelly not to adopt a "soft touch" approach to sentencing and to take the opportunity to send out a deterrent message to other Irish road users.

Mrs Murphy said the tragedy was every parent's worst nightmare.

"Her death is my past, my present and my future," she sobbed.

"Edward O'Shea's selfish and careless actions have taken away my only daughter.

"Katie's bedroom door (in our home) is my biggest nightmare. It holds hope but there is no hope to be found."

Mrs Murphy said that people are now afraid to look in the face of herself and her husband lest they see "every parent's worst nightmare."

Mr Murphy said they have launched a road safety campaign in their daughter's memory - and urged young people worried about a driver's speed to have the courage to demand to get out of the vehicle.

O'Shea, who appeared in court wearing black slacks and a navy shirt and tie, sat with his head bowed as victim impact statements were delivered by Katie Murphy's parents and her brother, Scot.

The defendant, in a letter handed in to Judge O'Kelly, apologised for what his careless actions behind the wheel that day had inflicted on three families.

"If I could change what happened believe me I would change everything," he said.

The court heard that O'Shea now suffers from survivor's guilt, depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder over what happened.

He has been attending a counsellor for over two years and had been subjected to social media condemnation over what had happened.

"I hope that one day you (the Murphy family) will be able to forgive me but I want you to know that I am truly sorry.

"So many people have been affected by my bad judgement that day."

The parents of Joseph Walsh, John and Phil Walsh, handed in a letter in which they said they hold no ill will towards the car driver.

O'Shea was found not guilty by a Waterford Circuit Criminal Court jury last month of dangerous driving causing death and serious injury.

He had offered a plea to careless driving causing death and serious injury before the trial started.

O'Shea, an apprentice mechanic, was 17 at the time of the tragedy but is 19 now.

He had been driving on a provisional license for just five months when the tragedy occurred.

Ms Murphy, of Castlewoods, Ballinamona, Waterford was a rear seat passenger in the car along with her friend, Jessica Flynn.

O'Shea of Magnh, Fenor, Waterford was convicted of careless driving causing death and careless driving causing injury.

He was disqualified from driving for six years and fined €800.

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #124 on: April 03, 2019, 03:45:40 PM »
https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/seaside-community-mulranny-mayo-mourning-14217942

Seaside community of Mulranny in Mayo in mourning after popular resident Padraig Doherty dies in road crash

His family was steeped in the business life of the town

ByTom Shiel
10:48, 1 APR 2019

A seaside community is in mourning following the tragic death in a road accident yesterday evening of one of its best known and popular residents.

Padraig Doherty died when the pick-up vehicle he was driving left the road and crashed through a wall on the N59 (Ballycroy) road outside Mulranny.

Mr Doherty, who was in his 60s, is a member of the Doherty family which is steeped in the business life of Mulranny.

His brother, Tom, and his family run the Costcutter Store and a bar in the west Mayo village.

It is understood that a young boy was in the vehicle when the accident occurred at around 7pm on Sunday.

The youngster was not seriously injured.

According to local county councillor Michael Holmes, the Mulranny area has been rocked by the tragedy.

“Padraig was involved in local construction projects as well as the aquaculture industry”, Councillor Holmes explained.

“He was deeply involved in many local initiatives including fund-raising for charity”, he continued.

Councillor Holmes went on to describe Mr Doherty as a most careful and diligent individual who never smoked or drank.

No other vehicle was involved in the impact.

Emergency services attended the scene of the crash.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out today at Mayo University Hospital.

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #125 on: April 10, 2019, 03:17:21 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/woman-critically-injured-when-struck-after-getting-off-bus-in-ballinteer-1.3855089

Woman critically injured when struck after getting off bus in Ballinteer

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to south Dublin incident involving motorcyclist and pensioner

about 18 hours ago
Colin Gleeson

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01-6665600.

A woman in her 70s is in a critical condition after being struck by a motorcycle in south Dublin.

The incident occurred on Ballinteer Avenue at about 7.45pm on Monday when the woman alighted from a bus.

It is understood she was attempting to cross the road when the collision occurred.

She was taken by ambulance to St James’s Hospital and has since been transferred to Beaumont. Her condition was described by gardaí as critical.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

The scene was examined by Garda forensic collision investigators and enquiries are ongoing.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda station 01-6665600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #126 on: April 10, 2019, 03:19:21 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2019/0407/1041159-man-injured-wicklow/

Appeal for witnesses after man killed in Co Wicklow road collision

Updated / Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 17:34

The collision happened in Laragh shortly after 2am

A man has been killed in a road collision in Co Wicklow.

The man, who was in his 40s, was struck by a car as he was walking outside a restaurant in Laragh shortly after 2am this morning.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, was not injured.

The road at the scene has reopened after gardaí carried out a forensic examination.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, or who has dash-cam footage to contact them.

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #127 on: April 10, 2019, 03:21:29 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/young-children-injured-after-car-collides-with-buggy-following-fourcar-collision-37985976.html

Young children injured after car 'collides with buggy' following four-car collision

David Raleigh
April 5 2019 11:26 AM
 
Two children have been injured after a car reportedly collided with their buggy in Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick this morning.

A three-year-old boy, and and an 11-month old girl sustained injuries when a vehicle involved in a four-car collision moments earlier is believed to have struck the children’s buggy.

It’s understood the children were with their father at the time on a morning stroll.

The boy and girl were taken by ambulance from the scene to University Hospital Tralee, Co Kerry.

Gardai said the boy and girl had minor injuries.

“Gardaí at Newcastlewest are investigating a four car collision which occurred on the Killarney Rd, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick at approximately 8am this morning. Two children (male 3yrs & female 11 months old) who were in a child buggy were apparently hit by one of the cars involved,” a garda spokesman said.

“Both children were taken to University Hospital Tralee with minor injuries. No other persons were involved.

“Garda investigations are continuing,” the spokesman added.

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #128 on: April 10, 2019, 06:16:33 PM »
Felt sorry for 53332 in his 191 wheelie bin on Tuesday morning, he and onther vehicle trying to occupy the same space, with disastrous results at the junction of Holles St., and Merrion Square.
"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in". LC

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #129 on: April 10, 2019, 10:14:18 PM »
Felt sorry for 53332 in his 191 wheelie bin on Tuesday morning, he and onther vehicle trying to occupy the same space, with disastrous results at the junction of Holles St., and Merrion Square.
It has wheelie bin a bad week for him you might say!

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Re: Carnage On Irish Roads
« Reply #130 on: April 17, 2019, 05:14:19 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/tributes-paid-to-man-21-who-died-following-collision-in-co-tipperary-38021985.html

Tributes paid to man (21) who died following collision in Co Tipperary

Ian Begley
April 16 2019 6:11 PM
 
Tributes have been paid to a 21-year-old man who died in a fatal collision in Co Tipperary on Monday night.

The young man has been named locally as Jake Anderson.

Mr Anderson was from the village of Clerihan, near Clonmel.

He died when his car collided with a truck on the N24 at Ballingarrane at about 8pm last night.

Mr Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the truck escaped without injury.

Mr Anderson, who has been described as a “popular and cheerful” young man, was an avid rower with Clonmel Rowing Club.

A spokesperson from the club told Independent.ie that his death has come as a terrible shock to the entire community.

“Jake first joined the club at 14 and was always so supportive and positive, especially to the younger rowers.

“He was a fantastic club member and just a lovely, popular and cheerful young man who came from a wonderful family. We’re all devastated to hear what happened and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Clonmel mayor Richie Molloy also expressed his condolences.

“The town is very shocked to hear that someone so young has died,” he told Independent.ie

“The stretch of road where it happened is fairly wide, but the weather in Clonmel was atrocious last night.

“My condolences and prayers are with his family during this very sad time,” he said.

The road at the scene remains closed to facilitate an examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052 6177640.

 


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