Biker in Dublin and motorist in Cork die in crashes

A motorcyclist died in a collision in north Dublin last night as the driver of a car was killed in an accident in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Both men were in their twenties.

The collision involving a car and a motorbike happened on the R126 Hearse Road at the junction with Cobbe Lane near Donabate at around 9.30pm.

The motorcyclist, who was in his early 20s, was treated by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where an autopsy will be arranged.

A technical examination of the scene was carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road at the crash site has since been fully reopened to traffic.

Gardaí in Cork were alerted to a collision around 10.20pm last night involving a car and a 4×4 vehicle on the N71 at Smorane near Skibbereen.

The driver of the car, a man in his twenties, was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

His body was taken to the morgue at Cork University Hospital where an autopsy will be organised.

The driver of the 4×4, a man in his 40s, was also taken to Cork University Hospital. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

Local traffic diversions are in place and the coroner has been notified.

Gardaí investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed one of these collisions or has dash cam footage to contact them.

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