The total number of road deaths for 2008 has now reached 276. That’s one more since yesterday.
A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Co. Louth yesterday evening. He was the driver of a car that went off the road at about 6.10pm. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
The circumstances of this man’s death are not yet known but my heart goes out to his family and friends. And sadly, this latest death on the roads is unlikely to be the last before the year is out.
Don’t invite a tragedy of this nature onto your doorstep. If you plan on drinking tonight, please leave the car behind.
Safe driving and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NEW YEAR’S DAY UPDATE: Still counting… 😦
Three teenage boys aged 14, 16, and 17 have been killed in a car crash near Nenagh in Co Tipperary. Two other teenagers, a young man and woman, were seriously injured. The five teenagers were travelling in a car at around 7.30pm last night at Kilboy near Nenagh. Gardaí say the crash happened when the car left the road, mounted a ditch and hit a tree.
Transport Minister Noel Dempsey described the deaths as a terrible tragedy. Mr Dempsey appealed for all road users to continue the effort to reduce road deaths.