Limerick postman dies following Ennis Road crash

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

A 39 year old postman has died following a collision with a car on the Ennis Road.

A 39 year old postman has died following a collision with a car on the Ennis Road.

Damien Parker, a married father of five year old twins who was from Oakwood in Singland, died after his delivery bike was struck by a car on the Ennis Road at around 11.30am on Thursday morning last.

The postman was exiting a housing estate across from the Greenhills Hotel estate on his bike when a collision occurred with a passing vehicle. The driver of the car was uninjured.

Mr Parker was taken to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital following the accident with serious injuries, and died shortly after 2.30pm.

Officials and colleagues of Mr Parker comforted his wife, Majella, after the tragic incident. Donal Connell, chief executive of An Post, extended his sympathies to the Parker family, saying he was “shocked and saddened” to hear of the sudden death of the Limerick postman.

A stretch of the Ennis Road from the Coonagh Roundabout to Caherdavin Lawn was closed off to traffic from both directions following the serious accident. A Garda forensic team arrived at the scene to carry out an investigation and a technical examination was carried out before the road was reopened to traffic.

Gardai at Mayorstone are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Mayorstone Garda station on 061-456980, the Garda Confidential Line on 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.