Calls for upgrade to dangerous junction in East Cork: 'I was shook to my core to learn of the fatal collision'

Calls for upgrade to dangerous junction in East Cork: 'I was shook to my core to learn of the fatal collision'
Fianna Fáil TD James O'Connor 

CALLS have been made for immediate traffic calming measures at a junction in East Cork following a recent fatal collision.

An elderly woman, aged 94, died on Sunday from injuries suffered in the crash last Friday at the junction of a filling station on the N25 Youghal to Killeagh road at Burgess.

Fianna Fáil TD James O'Connor said he has raised safety issues at the junction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) on a number of occasions over the past 12 months.

"Just a few weeks ago I had a face to face meeting with TII where this was discussed.

"I live near the filling station and there is a serious concern particularly for traffic trying to cross to get into the garage.

"I was shook to my core to learn of the fatal collision. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family," he continued.

The County Mayor, Mary Linehan Foley, also extended her sympathies to the family and said she would be speaking to Padraig Barrett, Director Of Services, Roads & Transportation at Cork County Council about the area. 

The fatal collision occurred on Friday afternoon at approximately 4.30pm

The collision occurred when three cars collided at the junction of a filling station on the N25 Youghal to Killeagh road at Burgess.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021 4621550.

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