Man killed in road collision in Newbridge

The crash scene, at Hawkfield, on the Milltown road, Newbridge.                                Photo Tony Keane
A 20 year-old Newbridge man was killed when the car in which he was travelling hit a tree last Sunday evening, September 29.

A 20 year-old Newbridge man was killed when the car in which he was travelling hit a tree last Sunday evening, September 29.

The accident occurred at Hawkfield on the Milltown road out of Newbridge.

The single vehicle collision is understood to have happened just before 7pm near the ESB substation. No other vehicle was involved.

There were three men - all in their 20s - travelling in the Green Volkswagen Polo, which had a 98D registration. The men were taken to Naas General Hospital where the backseat passenger was pronounced dead. The other two men were also taken to hospital. Their injuries were described as serious but not life threatening.

The road was closed off until Monday at around noon while gardai conducted their forensic investigation of the scene. Diversions were put in place.

They are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision to contact Newbridge garda station.

The deceased man was named locally as Patrick Evans of St. Dominic’s Park, Newbridge. It’s understood he lived with his parents. This accident brings the total number of road deaths in Kildare to 13 so far this year. There was just one road fatality for 2012. Kildare’s Road Safety Officer, Declan Keogh echoed the sentiments felt by communities across Kildare when he remarked on twitter “Another young life lost on our roads, another family torn apart.”