Kinawley woman makes road warning after lucky escape

Kinawley car crash

COLLISION… Lisa Curry’s damaged car

A ROAD accident that left her car wrote off, and herself shaken, has prompted Kinawley woman Lisa Curry to offer a stern warning to drivers as winter road conditions worsen.

The 31-year-old describes herself as ‘lucky to only be suffering with aches pains and bruising’ after she was involved in a serious collision at a crossroads near Kinawley on Monday evening (December 16).


“The car is a write-off. When it happened I actually thought we were dead, I thought my boyfriend was dead. Things could have been a lot worse but we were lucky someone was watching over us to be honest.”

Lisa is from Corranaheen, Kinawley and was travelling with her boyfriend at the time of the collision.

Police confirmed that they responded to a two-vehicle RTC at Drumcard crossroads on the Swanlinbar Road last night

“It has definitely scared me, and don’t know how I will get behind the wheel of another car again. It has made me even more wary of other drivers on the roads around me. People may not be used to these dark winter evening, especially young drivers, and should slow down.”

She added: “I would say to other drivers be careful and be aware of other drivers and what they are doing on the roads. Your life is more precious than anything especially a car.”

Police chief inspector Sue Steen, speaking on general road safety this week, said: “The pain of avoidable deaths such as those on our roads touches family, friends and communities…each victim represents a tragic loss for individual families and friends.

“It is important that motorists think about the consequences of being involved in a serious collision. How would you feel if your actions resulted in you or one of your family being paralysed?


How would you feel if some innocent person was killed?

“I do not want officers knocking on doors at any time of the year, but especially over Christmas and the New Year, to tell families that a loved one has been killed on the roads.

“If everyone slowed down, did not drive after drinking or taking drugs, wore a seatbelt and drove with greater care and attention then together we can reduce this preventable carnage on our roads.”

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