Gardai in Skibbereen, West Cork are investigating a single vehicle
fatal road traffic
collision that occurred on the N71 Skibbereen by pass at approximately
1.45am this morning.
A female passenger in her 20’s was fatally injured when the car she was
travelling in lost control. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her
body removed to Cork University Hospital.
4 other people, 1 female and 3 males all in their 20’s were taken to Cork
University Hospital. The female is described as being in a critical
condition and the others as having non life threatening injuries. The male
driver was arrested at the scene but has since also been brought to Cork
University Hospital. There were 6 people in the car, 4 males and 2 females.
This stretch of road is currently closed pending the completion of an
examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions
are in place.
Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on
023 8821570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda