Second person dies in Limerick road traffic collision

Fintan Walsh

Reporter:

Fintan Walsh

Second person dies in Limerick road traffic collision

The scene of Tuesday night's collision

A SECOND person has died following a road traffic collision that occurred on Hyde Road, earlier this week.

The 23-year-old male driver was seriously injured in the collision on Tuesday evening, and was later transferred to Cork University Hospital. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital Limerick, this evening.

Shortly after the collision on Tuesday, a 28-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead. Both men were travelling in a car, which collided with a van, at Hyde Road at around 7.30pm.

The occupants of the van – a man in his forties and his five-year-old daughter – were taken to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) as a precaution.

Investigating Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information in relation to this collision.

Eight people have died on Limerick roads so far this year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station 061-214340 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.