Thursday, September 01, 2022

by Keith Bourke and Majella Loftus

Gardaí have noted a rise in minor road traffic accidents and are urging motorists to take care. This weekend alone, there were nine. Gardaí said the majority were rear-ending collisions.

With a number of road projects taking place, particularly in the Castlebar and Westport areas where traffic calming measures are in place, “We are seeing a lot of instances where people aren’t giving themselves enough time to stop,” said Supt Joe McKenna.

Gardaí have also advised drivers to exercise caution when allowing other vehicles onto the road.

“That’s fine if there is no other vehicle behind you but if there is traffic behind you then it is not good driving practice,” added Supt McKenna.

Meanwhile, a single vehicle collision occurred between Kilmaine and Ballinrobe on the N84 at Ballymartin, Kilmaine around 12.30pm on Sunday when a car collided with a wall and ended up overturned on the road’.

Emergency services got one occupant from the car, who was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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By Keith Bourke/Majella Loftus
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