Two people killed at death trap intersection
Sunday, May 19, 2013 By Sandra Farrell DUBLIN, Ireland – One male and one child were killed on Sunday morning in a car accident at the intersection of John Street and Queens Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. Both victims, who are not related, were not wearing any seat belts. The two have been identified as 23-year old Andrew Wright and Amy Mooney, a 3-year old who was a passenger in another vehicle. The male driver of a red Peugeot 308 sped through a red light at the intersection and then crashed into a red Honda Civic and green Nissan Micra. The Peugeot mounted a left lane curb where it struck a concrete fence and overturned. “Well, it's just another car accident, pity someone died this time”, said Chief of Police Mark Sheffield. “If they had been wearing their seat belts, maybe a life could have been saved”. “The impact was so strong that the Peugeot car was a total wreck and the victim was thrown out of the vehicle. We found him along the road and in the pavement”, said Sheffield. The driver of Honda Civic and his wife were unharmend but trapped inside, while their 3-year old daughter, suffered horrific head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and two male passengers of the Nissan Micra only suffered minor bruises. Police believe drunk-driving was involved but are waiting on results. “It was not raining, road conditions were good, there was no witness when the incident happened, so we will be looking at the car, the medical report on the victims, and other evidence to establish what caused the accident”, Sheffield said. The accident is under investigation. “This intersection is a death trap”, said Tom Collins, a local resident, who was walking his dog in the Queens Park on Sunday morning. “This is the fourth accident in two months at this intersection”. “The Council is looking into adding better timed-traffic lights for these roads but we just don't have it in the budget right now”, said...
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