Roads claim life of 84-year-old crash victim

The Ravenhill Road is to be shut for emergency work

The Ravenhill Road is to be shut for emergency work

An elderly Monaghan man was among five people killed on the nation’s roads over the weekend.

The two car collision occured on Saturday afternoon, and claimed the life of Tom McCaffrey, Feebaduff, Scotstown.

It is understood that the man’s vehicle left the road and hit a ditch before colliding head-on with an oncoming car.

Mr McCaffrey was taken to Cavan General Hospital, where he died late on Sunday afternoon.

The 37-year-old driver of the other vehicle was left shaken but otherwise unhurt in the accident.

The family of the deeply religious man have been left griefstricken by the tragedy.

Mr McCaffrey’s removal takes place s Tuesday evening at half past six, to St Mary’s Church, Urbleshanny, Scotstown, arriving at seven o’clock.

Burial will take place after Funeral Mass at 11am tomorrow Wednesday morning in the adjoining cemetery.

Cllr Seamus Treanor said he was saddened to hear of the tragedy and wished to extend his sympathy to Mr McCaffrey’s family.

Five people were killed roads over the weekend, making it one of the mostly deadly weekends on Irish roads this year.

Monaghan roads have been highlighted in a report as being some of the most danagerous in the country.

A report earlier this year revealed that since 2007, there has been a 33 per cent increase in the number of road fatalities in the county.

According to the RSA, in 2013 Monaghan also ranked as the worst performing county in Ireland with the highest increase of fatalities. Monaghan and Kildar e are the only counties where fatalities increased between 2007 and 2013.


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