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Traffic Feature

William Maughan & Anastasija Varslavane

This month’s traffic segment included a filmed piece highlighting a fatal road traffic collision involving drink driving. The collision occurred at Caherultan, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork on the 26th October 2009. Two young couples were travelling to Cork Airport for an early flight for a holiday away to Amsterdam. One of the couples, Lee Salkeld and Kate Flynn were celebrating the birth of their baby daughter and the other couple, Brendan Donnelly and Laura Connelly were celebrating buying their first house together. As they travelled along the N25 near Castlemartyr, a car travelling in the opposite direction crossed lanes and collided with their car. Lee Salkeld and Brendan Donnelly were killed instantly and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the oncoming car was convicted of dangerous driving causing the death of the two young men. Brendan’s mother Christina Donnelly and Kate Flynn appeal to members of the public to never drink and drive.

Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio advising people not to drink and drive.