Limerick road victim is named

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE man who died in an horrific road crash in County Limerick yesterday morning has been named as John Hinchy from Raheen.

THE man who died in an horrific road crash in County Limerick yesterday morning has been named as John Hinchy from Raheen.

The 34-year-old died when the Hiace van he was driving was in collision with an articulated truck near Rockhill Cross between Rourke’s Cross and Charleville on the main Limerick to Cork Road.

The accident happened shortly before 6.30am as Mr Hinchy, who worked as an electrician, was travelling from his home in Raheen to Cork where he was due to work yesterday.

Mr Hinchy, who had two young children, was taken by ambulance to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle where he died from his injuries a short time later.

The Hiace van in which he was travelling was completely mangled in the impact and the Scania truck which overturned, is a total right-off.

The driver of the truck was also taken to hospital following the crash but his injuries are not life threatening.

“The forensic collision investigator has conducted examinations at the scene and a full investigation is taking place and statements will be taken from witnesses,” said Supt Tom Lundon of Bruff Garda Station who is leading the investigation.”

Yesterday morning’s crash happened just a few hundred yards from the exact spot where a toddler was killed in a road accident in February.

Mr Hinchy, who was originally from County Clare, was the sixth person to die on Limerick roads so far in 2011.

Bruff gardai, who are investigating the crash can be contacted at (061) 382103.