Road tragedy: One of dead women is a mother of three

first_imgOne of two women killed in this afternoon’s horrific car crash in Ballybofey was a mother of three young children.The two women who died are aged 19 and 38.They lost their lives when the car in which they were traveling crashed on a sweeping bend on the outskirts of Ballybofey around 4.30pm. The accident happened on the Glenfin Road, about 800 metres past Jackson’s Hotel in the townland of Camish.No other car was involved in the accident which took place on a sweeping bend on the R252.A third person in the blue Citreon C3, a male, has been taken to Letterkenny UniversityHospital with non life-threatening injuries.The road has been sealed off for a full forensic examination. However, Gardai have confirmed that two people have died as a result of the crash.Their identities are not yet known.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison, head of the Donegal Traffic Corps, appealed to people to again obey the rules of the road and drive sensibly.“We would again ask people to observe the three main rules whengetting into a car and that is to wear a seat belt, to slow not andnever to drink and drive.“Once again we have carnage on Donegal’s roads and we would appeal toanybody who may have witnessed this particular accident to comeforward and speak to Gardai in Letterkenny,” he said. Local priest Fr John Joe Duffy, of St Mary’s Church in Stranorlar,said the thoughts and prayers were with all those in the latest crashand anyone who has lost a loved one on the road.“So many families have been affected by today’s crash and our thoughtsand prayers go out to them,” he said.The latest accident to hit Donegal comes on Project EDWARD day.The aim of Project EDWARD was o ensure that no one died on the roadsof Europe on Wednesday 21st September. An Garda Siochana, RSA will support European Day Without A Road Death(Project EDWARD), an initiative organised by TISPOL, the EuropeanPolice Network in Europe.“We are asking all road users to think about how they use the roads.We all have the power to make a real impact by making a simpledecision – too often we take a risk and make the wrong choice – isthat risk worth a life,” said a project spokesman.To date ten people have now lost their lives on Donegal’s roads so farthis year bringing the total number in Ireland to 136 this year, anincrease of 20 on the same period last year.Road tragedy: One of dead women is a mother of three was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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