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Two fatal collisions in Cork

Friday, 15th June, 2018 10:13am

Gardaí are investigating two separate fatal car accidents which occurred in Cork yesterday.

Gardaí in Bantry are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on the N71 at Bawnshanaclogh, Ballydehob at approximately 9.50pm last night.

The accident took when two vehicles collided. One man in his 80s was fatally injured, and his body was removed to Cork University Hospital. His ten year old male passenger was injured and taken to CUH with non-life-threatening injuries. The other male driver, aged 42, was the sole occupant of his vehicle and received minor injuries.

The road remains closed and local diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators will conduct their investigations this morning, and the road is expected to reopen this afternoon.

Gardaí are also investigating a single-vehicle collision that occurred on the Ballyhooley Road at the junction with Gordon's Hill in Mayfield at 8.15am on Thursday morning. A car struck a gate post and a female driver in her late 70s was removed to Cork University Hospital with serious injuries. The male passenger, also in his late 70s, was fatally injured, and his body was removed from the scene for a post-mortem.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed either collision or who has information to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 01-4558510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.

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