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Woman dies after collision with 4x4

The 48-year-old died following the collision in Gorey, county Wexford.
Apr 11th 2013, 9:44 PM 27,163 30

A 48-YEAR-OLD woman died at Tallaght Hospital today following a crash at Coollishall Upper in Wexford.

The woman was seriously injured when the car she was driving collided “head on” with a 4×4 vehicle on the R772 between Gorey and Clough at about 10.30am.

She was taken by air ambulance to Tallaght Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the second vehicle – a man in his 40s – sustained minor injuries.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to come forward and contact them at the local station on 053 916 5200.

Forensic investigators examined the scene and the road has since reopened to traffic.

The woman is the 55th person to die on Irish roads this year, compared to 40 fatalities in the same period of 2012. More than 100 people have suffered serious injuries because of collisions. Gardaí have urged motorists to take extra care while driving as they fear the country may see an overall increase in tragic deaths on Irish roads in 2013.

Ireland has seen a reduction in road deaths every year since 2006, which has led to it becoming one of the safest countries in Europe for road safety.

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