Two men die in overnight road accidents

Two men die in overnight road accidents

Two young men have died in overnight road accidents in Westmeath and Monaghan.

The first collision happened at around 8pm last evening when a 26-year-old motorcyclist collided with three cars at the Pigeons, in Athlone, Co Westmeath.

The injured man was treated by Emergency Services personnel at the scene,but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station 090-6498550, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Gardaí are also appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle road accident at Lurgans, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

The collision happened at around five minutes past midnight this morning when a car collided with a ditch.

The male driver in his 20s and only occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station 042-9690190, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Both roads are currently closed to traffic and local diversions are in place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested to examine both scenes.


More in this Section

Jail for rape and abuse of brother: 'He became my biggest villain'- victimJail for rape and abuse of brother: 'He became my biggest villain'- victim

Irish man on Europol’s most wanted listIrish man on Europol’s most wanted list

Gardaí have taken 200 statements in Santina Cawley inquiryGardaí have taken 200 statements in Santina Cawley inquiry

'Not of Christian origin': Bishop of Waterford writes to schools criticising yoga in the classroom'Not of Christian origin': Bishop of Waterford writes to schools criticising yoga in the classroom


Lifestyle

These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

More From The Irish Examiner