Emergency services called to road traffic collision in Skreen

Emergency services were called to the scene of a two-vehicle road traffic collision collision on N59 Ballina/Sligo road yesterday evening.


The Collision took place close to the St. Patrick’s GAA Pitch in Skreen.


Gardai have confirmed that that road has reopened to traffic.  They say that there were no injuries reported. Enquiries are ongoing.


Meanwhile A fatal road collision occurred on the main Claremorris to Ballyhaunis road in Mayo overnight.


The single vehicle collision occurred at Ballygowan Bridge, along the N60, shortly after midnight.

The collision, involving a van, occurred at approximately 12.25am. The driver of the van, a man aged in his 40s, later passed away from his injuries.

His body has since been removed to the mortuary at Mayo University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

A technical examination of the scene has been completed by Garda Forensic Collision investigators and the road has re-opened this morning.


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them. In particular, any road users who were in the area between the Claremorris Road and Ballygowan Bridge from 12am – 12.30am.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.