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Sunday 4 December 2016

Mum and baby injured as man dies in pile-up

The mother’s car after crash
The mother’s car after crash

A mum who was driving this vehicle is seriously injured and her "weeks old" baby is hospitalised after an horrific crash which left one person dead in Galway.

A 20-year-old man died and six others are being treated for their injuries after the three-car collision on the Headford to Glencorrib Road.

The serious accident happened just after 2pm yesterday.

The vehicles involved were a Toyota Aygo, a Toyota Corolla and a Land Rover.

Injuries

The 20-year-old man was the driver and sole occupant of the Toyota Corolla. He was fatally injured when the car he was driving was involved in the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Land Rover, a local woman, was travelling with her very young baby, who is said to have non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and three passengers of the Toyota Aygo were also taken to University Hospital Galway, with injuries also described as non-life threatening. Gardai and emergency services were called to the scene of the collision just before 2pm. One person was airlifted to University Hospital Galway.

The road was closed off at the scene of the accident and diversions remained in place for a number of hours.

Local Fianna Fail councillor Mary Hoade said the area was in shock after the tragic accident.

"The community is very shocked by this. It's a terrible tragedy and my sympathies go out to the family of the person who was killed. And we're just hoping and praying the others who were injured will make a full recovery," she added.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840 or any garda station.

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