Four killed in road collisions across Ireland


Three men and a boy have been killed in four separate road collisions across Ireland over the weekend.

In Co Donegal, a nine-year-old boy died following a hit-and-run incident at about 9.20pm on Saturday.

Gardai said the boy was “struck by a vehicle” on Atlantic Way in Bundoran and the vehicle involved failed to remain at the scene.

In Co Kerry, another pedestrian, a man aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision involving a taxi.

Emergency services were alerted shortly after 2am to the incident on the R553 at Ballydonohoe, Lisselton, near Ballybunion.

“The pedestrian, a male in his 20s, was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later,” gardai said.

“His body has since been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry. The driver, a male in his 40s, did not require immediate medical treatment.”

In Dublin, a motorcyclist died following a road collision involving a pedestrian at about 2.45am on Sunday.

The motorcyclist, a man in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene at a roundabout on Whitestown Way in Tallaght.

The pedestrian, also a male in his 20s, was taken by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital, where his injures are not believed to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile later on Sunday, a man in his 30s, died following a collision in Co Clare.

Two vehicles were involved in the collision at around 1.30pm at Glencolumbkille.

Gardai said the man in his 30s was a passenger in one of the vehicles, and was fatally injured. 

“The male driver, age unknown, of the second vehicle was conveyed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment for injuries believed to be non-life-threatening,” they said.

Gardai are appealing to anyone with information or who may have witnessed any of these crashes to contact them.