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09th Jul 2024

Irish road death toll for 2024 reaches 100 as woman killed in Waterford crash

Simon Kelly

Waterford road death crash

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

A woman in her 70s has been killed following a two-vehicle crash in Co. Waterford.

The incident occurred at around 9.20am on Tuesday morning near Dungarvon and involved a truck and a car.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the woman was treated for her injuries, but sadly passed away.

The male driver of the truck was taken to Waterford University Hospital to treat his injuries, which are believed to be non life-threatening.

The number of people killed on Irish roads in 2024 has now reached 100 following today’s incident – 13 more than this time last year.

Garda

Irish road death toll for 2024 reaches 100 as woman killed in Waterford crash

In a statement to JOE on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said: “Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 9.20am on Tuesday morning, 9th July 2024 near Dungarvan, Co.Waterford.
 
“The collision involved a truck and a car which occurred on the N25 at Garranbane.

“The driver of the car, a woman aged in her 70s, was treated by emergency services at the scene but passed away from her injuries.
 
“The driver of the truck (male) has been taken to Waterford University Hospital where he is receiving treatment for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

“The road remains closed this at this time with an examination by Forensic Collision Investigators currently under way. Local diversions remain in place.
 
“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
 
“Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the area at the time of the collision are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.
 
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dungarvan Garda Station on 058 48600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”

Of the 100 road deaths this year, 20 have been pedestrians, 38 have been drivers, 2 have been on e-scooters, 12 have been motorcyclists and 6 have been cyclists.

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