Second man dies in Limerick city crash

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The scene at Hyde Road this Tuesday night after a man was killed in a road traffic collision
The scene at Hyde Road this Tuesday night after a man was killed in a road traffic collision

A SECOND man involved in a car crash on the Hyde Road in Limerick on Tuesday night, has died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

The 23-year-old died in hospital after he was taken there when the car he was traveling in on the wrong side of the road collided with a van.

A 28-year-old man died at the scene.

Gardai have renewed their appeal for information on the crash that happened at 7:30pm on Tueaday.

The circumstances of the now double fatal car accident are under investigation by Gardai the two men died in the road traffic collision on Hyde Road this Tuesday night. Three other people, including a young girl, were hospitalised as a result.

A father, aged in his 40s and his 5-year-old daughter were traveling in a van on Hyde Road when the car with the two males, traveling on the wrong side of the road, collided into the van.

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It is understood that the father and daughter were treated at the scene by emergency services and later hospitalised but their injuries are understood not to be life threatening.

The scene was attended by emergency services including units from the Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue service, emergency paramedics and a large Garda presence remains at the scene with the road closed in both directions.

Technical and forensic examinations are taking place and Gardai are appealing for witnesses.

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