Limerick gardai investigate fatal collision

Woman dies, three passengers injured

David Hurley


David Hurley

A WOMAN has died following a fatal road accident in County Limerick.

The single vehicle collision happened at around 11.30 last night at the Applegreen service station at Coolanoran, Rathkeale.

The driver of the car, a woman in her late 30s, was fatally injured while three passengers – a man in his mid-40s and two children were all taken to University Hospital Limerick with non life threatening injuries.

The road at the scene remains open and there is a stop go system in place. 

A post mortem will be carried out on the woman’s body later.

Garda forensic collision investigators are currently at scene and the road is expected to fully re-open this afternoon.

Separately, investigations are continuing following a serious road collision near Bruff yesterday evening.

A man in his mid-30s was critically injured in the two-car collision which happened in an area known locally as the Pike on the Limerick side of village shortly before 5.30pm.

He is being treated at Cork University Hospital.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact Bruff garda station at (061) 382947.

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