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Elderly couple die in incident with car transporter lorry at Carrigaline roundabout

August 30th, 2022 2:46 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

The incident took place at the Shannon Park roundabout outside Carrigaline.

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TWO elderly people have been pronounced dead following a serious road collision involving a car transporter lorry at a roundabout outside Carrigaline this morning.
Gardaí in Togher are appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision which occurred at approximately 11am.

Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the collision involving the car transporter and three cars on the N28 at the Shannon Park roundabout in Carrigaline.

The occupants of one of the cars, a man and woman, both understood to be in their 80s, were pronounced dead at the scene at short time later. They have since been removed to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital.

The driver of a second car was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. His injures are not described as life-threatening. The drivers of the transporter and third car involved in the collision were both medically assessed at the scene, but did not require hospital treatment.

Garda forensic collision investigators are currently examining the scene and vehicles involved and traffic diversions are expected to remain in place for a number of hours.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. They are also appealing to road users who were travelling on the N28 in the Shannon Park area between 10.45 and 11am with camera footage (including dashcam), to make it available to them.

It is believed the transporter may have jack-knifed at the roundabout.

 

Anyone with information can contact Togher Garda Station on (021) 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

 

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