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Tragic Crash Claims Life of Motorcyclist in Collision with Tractor, GardaĆ­ Investigate


GardaĆ­ are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal road collision involving a tractor and a motorcycle in Co. Longford on Saturday, May 13. The incident occurred at around 1:30pm between Aughnacliffe and Ennybegs at Esker South, Ballinalee. The motorcyclist, a man in his forties, was pronounced dead at the scene and no injuries to anyone else were reported. The road at Esker South, Ballinalee, was closed to allow forensic collision investigators to conduct an examination of the scene.

GardaĆ­ have asked any road users who may have been travelling in the Esker South area of Ballinalee between 1pm and 1:45pm on May 13 and who may have camera footage, including dash-cam, to share it with them. Anyone with information is also asked to contact Longford Garda Station on 043 335 0570 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or contact any Garda station.

According to the latest ā€œroads policing fatalitiesā€ report to May 11, 2023, the number of people who had died on Irish roads totaled 59. Chief Superintendent Jane Humphries, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, has said that GardaĆ­ work closely with other agencies and stakeholders to promote road safety awareness and enforce the law. GardaĆ­ had previously confirmed that there was a fatal collision over the May Bank Holiday and that there were also 10 serious collisions which had resulted in ā€œ11 serious and life-threatening injuriesā€ over the period.

In a separate incident, GardaĆ­ are seeking information from the public following the theft of a land roller from a farm in the southeast of Co. Cavan. The Fleming land roller was stolen from farm land in the Mullagh area at some stage over the past week. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cavan Garda Station on 049 436 8800 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or contact any Garda station.

The incidents highlight the importance of road safety and the need for vigilance when travelling on Irish roads. GardaĆ­ are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist with their investigations. It is vital that all road users take responsibility for their actions and ensure that they adhere to the rules of the road at all times. The loss of life on Irish roads is a tragedy and we must all work together to prevent further incidents from occurring.

Thomas Lyons
Thomas Lyons
Thomas, the founder and chief editor at Top Rated, harbours a deep-seated passion for business, news, and product reviews. His thirst for knowledge and experience has led him on a journey across the length and breadth of the country, enabling him to garner a wealth of insight. At TopRated.ie, his sole aim is to deliver meticulously researched news and provide impartial reviews of fact checked Irish companies, thus helping readers make well-informed decisions.


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