Saturday 16 December 2017

Man killed as car drove down wrong side of N7

HORROR: Driver (22) among four fatally injured in weekend carnage

A 22-year-old man died after a car travelling in the wrong direction on a dual carriageway crashed into his vehicle.

Emmanuel Mendes was one of four people to lose their lives on Irish roads at the weekend.

He was driving home with a female passenger along the main Dublin-Naas road at 1.15am on Sunday when a car driving on the wrong side of the median crashed into them.


Mr Mendes, of The Crescent, Ferns Bridge, Monasterevin, Co Kildare, who was originally from South Africa, died at Tallaght Hospital.

His passenger Letoya Scott, who had been celebrating her 25th birthday earlier that evening, received minor injuries. The driver of the other car, a 28-year-old man, was also injured.

Today, gardai named a 74-year-old woman who was killed in a collision between a car and a bus at Kennedy's Cross on the Birr to Tullamore Road in Co Offaly at around 10.30pm on Saturday as Maura Moloney of Ashbury Cross, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

An 18-year-old driver was killed in the early hours of Sunday in a crash at Dundevan, Kilcogy, Co Cavan.

Glenn Brady, of Granard, Co Longford, had been driving with a 16-year-old male passenger from Dring, Co Longford, when he lost control of the car. His passenger was critically injured.

Gardai in Kilkenny are appealing for witnesses after a young man in his 20s was killed on the Waterford Road on the outskirts of the city just after 6am yesterday.

The pedestrian was struck by a car and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards at nearby St Luke's Hospital.

The four deaths bring to 163 the number of people killed on the roads so far this year -- 22 fewer than this time last year.


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