Monday, July 29, 2019

A car burst into flames after leaving a dangerous stretch of road, last Thursday evening in South Roscommon. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident but locals fear that a fatality could occur unless action is taken. Gardaí and the National Ambulance Service attended the accident. Local County Councillor Laurence Fallon said the accident took place on Thursday, July 25th at approximately 10.00 p.m.. He said the car left the road, continued into a garden, before becoming lodged on its side beside a tree. Within the space of a couple of minutes, it went on fire. The car was destroyed but luckily enough, some passers-by came on the scene very quickly and with their help the driver got out. There was nothing left only the charred remains of the car.” He said that this accident, which took place close to the Rahara Football Pitch, was the eighth or ninth accident on that section of road in the recent past. And this is the nearest one we have had to a fatality,” he said. “It’s highly dangerous and I have spoken to the council about it on numerous occasions. We need to find some funding to look at the alignment of that road and make it safer. In recent weeks I have asked the council to carry out an assessment of what is required and the council is working on that.” He added he has raised concerns about the 300 metre stretch of the regional road between Rahara and Curraghboy on numerous occasions, as outside the village of Rahara the road narrowed and featured a series of bends and dips. Roscommon Gardaí said that the driver was attended to by ambulance at the scene and Gardaí are seeking information about the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call (090) 663 8300.

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