Young man critical after crash killed Coachford native

Young man critical after crash killed Coachford native
The scene on the N22 yesterday in Carrigaphooca just West of Macroom

A MAN in his 20s remains in a serious condition at Cork University Hospital following a three-car crash that claimed the life of an elderly man near Macroom yesterday afternoon.

The driver of one of the cars, a man in his 60s from Coachford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man in his 20s from Cork, who was also driving one of the cars, was treated at the scene before being airlifted to hospital.

The occupants of a third car involved were uninjured.

Gardaí, ambulances and fire brigades from both Millstreet and Macroom attended the scene of the crash, which happened on the N22 at Carrigaphooca near Macroom shortly after 1pm.

Garda forensic collision investigators examined the crash site and traffic was diverted via Millstreet and the N72. The road reopened shortly after 8pm.

The body of the deceased man was taken to the mortuary at CUH for an autopsy and the local coroner was notified.

The scene on the N22 yesterday in Carrigaphooca just West of Macroom
The scene on the N22 yesterday in Carrigaphooca just West of Macroom

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have any information that can assist the Garda investigation of the fatal accident is asked to contact Macroom Garda Station on (026) 20590 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Yesterday’s fatality is the fifth death on Cork roads in 2018 and the second within a week near Macroom.

On Thursday of last week, a woman in her 90s was fatally injured when the car she was driving was in collision with another car at Sleaveen East.

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