Fatal road traffic collision in Co Limerick

first_img€1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Gardaí in Bruff are investigating a fatal two car road traffic collision that occurred today the 23rd July 2014.The collision occurred at approximately 12.30pm on the N20 at Creggane, Co Limerick, two miles outside Charleville . The driver of one vehicle  was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene. The body is still at the scene and  will be removed to Midwestern Regional Hospital, Limerick later for a post mortem.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The driver of the other car was taken to Limerick Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no passengers in either car.The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision Examination. Diversions in place.Witnesses are asked to contact Bruff Garda station on 061 382940, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleVisitors flock to eagles viewing pointNext articleMan killed in N20 crash Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A beautiful Victorian residence near Bruff #LimerickPostProperty Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSBruffCharlevilleCregganefeaturedLimerick Regional Hospitalroad traffic collision Printcenter_img Advertisement Twitter NewsBreaking newsFatal road traffic collision in Co LimerickBy Guest Writer – July 23, 2014 710 Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Lough Gur is latest ‘Sound Town’ Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April last_img read more

Australia saves 25 stranded pilot whales, rescue efforts continue

first_imgRescuers had to get in the icy water to attach the whales, a species of oceanic dolphin that grow to 7 meters long and can weigh up to 3 tons, to slings and then guide the animals as boats dragged them out to deeper water.”We settled on a method where we get a sling placed under the whale, that’s attached to a boat (and) we also have crew in the water,” said Nic Deka, a regional manager of Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service, at a news conference.More than 60 people are involved in the rescue effort, including local fishermen and volunteers. They wore wetsuits and were working in shifts to prevent hypothermia.Scientists do not know why whales, which travel together in pods, sometimes beach themselves but they are known to follow a leader, as well as gather around an injured or distressed whale. Rescuers set free around 25 whales on Tuesday that were marooned on a sandbar off the remote west coast of Tasmania in one of Australia’s worst beaching events, and hope to save more in coming days.Government scientists said about 90 of the 270-strong pod of pilot whales have died since they were spotted from the air in shallow water off the rugged coastline on Monday.Footage showed large numbers of the animals prone on a wide sandbar at Macquarie Harbor, about 200 kilometers northwest of the state capital Hobart, while others floundered in slightly deeper water. Topics :center_img Kris Carlyon, a wildlife biologist with the state government conservation agency, said rescuers would give a new estimate of how many whales had died on Wednesday, but expected to free the remaining animals at a higher rate.”We’re dealing with large, distressed animals, for several days at a time, and it does take an emotional toll sometimes,” Carlyon said. “This is a natural event so we can accept that we’re going to lose some animals. We’re focusing on having as many survivors as we can.”last_img read more