Limerick man dies in single car accident overnight

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Limerick Gardai attended both scenes overnight
Limerick Gardai attended both scenes overnight

An investigation has been launched by Gardai in County Limerick after a single car accident claimed the life of a young man in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Garda are investigating a single vehicle, fatal traffic collision, which occurred at 4.15am this Sunday June 5 at Dromsallagh, Cappamore, on the Cappamore to Murroe road.

One man believed to be in his late teens or early 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A second man of similar age was removed to University Hospital Limerick.

Both men were traveling in the same car when it left the road and struck a ditch, a Garda spokesman said.

The road remains closed and Garda forensic collision investigators have begun an examination of the crash site.

Separately, four people were hospitalised after a two car collision near Bruff at 2:15am.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Limerick city fire and rescue and emergency paramedics attended both accidents.

Investigations are continuing into both incidents.