Man (36) dies after car went out of control and hit wall in Cork

Collision happened around 7am on Lower Glanmire Road on outskirts of city

A Garda road closure close to the scene near Aclint Bridge in Ardee, Co Louth, after three women were killed and two men seriously injured in a road accident involving three cars. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 21, 2017. Gardai said one woman, aged 39, was driving one of the cars, and the two other women, aged 69 and 37, were passengers. See PA story ACCIDENT Deaths Ireland. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A 36-year-old man died in a single vehicle road traffic collision on the outskirts of Cork City early on Monday morning.

The man, a Polish national with family in Cobh in east Cork, lost his life when his car crashed into a wall on the Lower Glanmire Road at around 7am as he was driving eastward toward Dunkettle.

The car burst into flames. A number of units from Cork City fire brigade attended and brought the blaze under control . The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his remains were later removed to Cork University Hospital for a postmortem.

Both the eastbound lane of the Lower Glanmire Road and the westbound lane heading towards Cork City were closed for several hours to allow a forensic crash investigator examine the scene. The car was also removed to allow a Garda PSV inspector examine it.


Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have been in the Lower Glanmire Road area at the time and has dash cam footage to contact them at Mayfield Garda station on 021 4558510.

Provisionally, the death is the 45th on Irish roads this year.

Barry Roche

Barry Roche

Barry Roche is Southern Correspondent of The Irish Times