Over 30 collisions in 6-week period – resolution sought at black spot

(L-r) Garda David Hennessy, Cllr Eddie Ryan, Noreen Cashin, Danny Kelly, Noel O'Brien, and Artie McGrath.

A 5km stretch of the road outside Ballylanders that saw more than 30 collisions in one six-week period is the subject of investigation by Limerick City and County Council, although it is ambiguous whether any action will be taken at this stage.

Local residents, council staff, the local Garda and Cllr Eddie Ryan met on Friday morning at the spot, which is on the south side of the village in the Mitchelstown direction. 

The stretch of road in question is in the vicinity of a road junction where there is a sign for Knockadea NS, where one local, who has lived there all his life, counted 31 accidents in one six-week period – and eight over one weekend! Luckily, to date, none of the collisions have ended in a fatality. 

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