Christmas Travel

We have not officially started the Christmas break and already the Carnage on the roads has begun. The Irish Times starts the ball rolling with with the following piece :

Teenager killed, another seriously hurt in Tipperary crash

A teenager died and another was seriously injured in a crash in Co Tipperary this morning.

The single-vehicle crash happened at 8.05am on the Borrisoleigh Road near Templemore.

One of the men was taken to Nenagh General Hospital but was pronounced dead before arriving. The seriously injured man brought to Limerick Regional Hospital.

Gardaí closed the road, and an investigative team is at the scene. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Templemore Garda Station on 0504-32630.

Earlier a driver was killed in a two-car collision in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. The crash happened near the Covert at around 6am.

If you intend walking on a pavement, crossing a road or travelling in a car this Christmastide, think of your loved ones, travel carefully and safely. It is better to be late and safe, than never to arrive at all!

4 thoughts on “Christmas Travel

  1. RTA’s are always sad but somehow this close to Christmas makes it all the worse. How the families must be suffering. I will say a prayer for them.

  2. Crazy isn’t it. Same here. Two fatal crashes in two days and school doesn’t break up until this afternoon! We have a ‘double demerit’ system (double the driver points removed) on long weekends and holidays. This helps deter speeding and other traffic offences. We also have random breath testing which is heavily in force around Christmas/NewYear but there are always the accidents and the inevitable state wide ‘road toll’ announce don the news each night. Keep safe everyone . . .rest if you’re on long drives . . .don’t drink and drive . . .keep the road rage off the agenda!

  3. Sarah,

    May I offer my sympathy to you and all the loved ones of Willie Donoghue today and in the days and weeks ahead. R.I.P.

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