Tributes are pouring in following a devastating car crash in Co Tipperary that resulted in the loss of three lives, including that of a three-year-old boy.
The incident occurred in the Windmill-Knockbulloge area of Cashel shortly before 9pm on Tuesday. The car, carrying five individuals, collided with a wall, resulting in a single-vehicle collision.
Victims and Family Connections
The victims of the crash have been identified as a man and a woman in their 40s, who are believed to be the grandparents of the young boy.
The driver and front-seat passenger of the car, both in their 20s, are understood to be the parents of the child.
This heartbreaking incident has deeply affected the local community, particularly due to the involvement of a child.
Injuries and Hospitalization
The man and woman in their 20s who were in the car are currently receiving treatment for serious injuries at Tipperary University Hospital.
The bodies of the older couple and the young boy have been transported to the same hospital.
Community Response and Support
Local officials and residents have expressed their condolences and support for the affected family.
Declan Burgess, a local councillor, extended sympathies to the family and praised the efforts of first responders.
He also acknowledged the shock that the community is experiencing, especially in the wake of recent tragedies.
Investigation and Appeal for Witnesses
The Windmill-Knockbulloge area road remains closed as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators assess the scene.
An incident room has been set up at Cahir Garda Station, and an investigation is underway.
Authorities are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or has relevant camera footage from the area between 8.30pm and 9.15pm on Tuesday to come forward and assist with the investigation.
This devastating incident has left the community in grief and shock, with local residents and officials rallying to provide support to the affected family and to aid in the investigation process.
The road closure and ongoing investigation highlight the seriousness of the situation and the need for a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding the collision.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn