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Road deaths: Man killed in Dublin as second woman dies from injuries after Westmeath crash

It brings to three the number of people killed on the nation’s roads in the last 24 hours.

Shelbourne Road, Dublin
Shelbourne Road, Dublin
Image: Google Streetview

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING following the death of a man in his 40s in a road crash in Dublin overnight.

Separately, a second woman has died in the wake of a three vehicle collision in Co Westmeath yesterday afternoon.

A 47-year-old male pedestrian died after being struck by a car on the Shelbourne Road in Dublin 4 at around 12.25am this morning.

He was treated at the scene, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

According to gardaí:

Shelbourne Road between Bath Avenue and Lansdowne Road is currently closed to traffic to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The body of the deceased has been removed to the City Mortuary and the Coroner has been notified.

road1 Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4 Source: Google Maps

Westmeath

Gardaí confirmed late last night that a second woman, aged 25, who was injured in a crash at Hiskinstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath, yesterday afternoon had died from her injuries.

Two cars and a truck were involved in the collision, which happened at around 3.30pm yesterday.

The woman died from her injuries at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar yesterday. She was the driver of one of the cars. A female passenger, aged 38, was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday.

The driver of the second car – also a woman, and the car’s only occupant – was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin, in a serious condition. The male truck driver was uninjured.

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map2 Hiskinstown, Westmeath Source: Google Maps

Appeal for witnesses

Anyone with information on the Dublin crash is asked to contact:

  • Donnybrook Garda Station 01 666 9200

Witnesses to the Westmeath crash are being asked to call:

  • Mullingar Garda Station on 044 938 4000

Information can also be given via the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666111, or at any Garda Station.

(Note: It was initially reported that the woman pronounced dead at the scene in the Westmeath crash was the driver of the car. This was based on information from an earlier Garda press release).

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