MALE PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN MONAGHAN ON GRIM WEEKEND ON IRISH ROADS

7 March 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Peter Hughes

A male pedestrian died from his injuries after being struck by an articulated lorry at Brandum outside Monaghan Town on Saturday morning last. The man, in his 20s, was one of seven people killed on Irish roads over the course of the weekend.

A number of other people sustained serious injuries in the accidents. On Friday night, the driver and passenger of a car travelling in Co Cavan were killed in a road crash. Both of the vehicle’s occupants were aged in their 60s.

They were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision in Ballinagh shortly after emergency services arrived. Three people died following a two-car crash in the early hours of Saturday near Dundalk, Co Louth and a teenage girl died following a single-vehicle road collision in Co Galway on Sunday morning.

The man involved in the Monaghan fatality was rushed to Tallaght University Hospital after the collision but died there later from his injuries. The lorry driver was uninjured. Traffic diversions were put in place on the Threemilehouse road for a time following…

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