Irishman, 23 killed in Oz road smash in weekend of carnage; CRASH.
AN Irishman on a working holiday in Australia was killed in a horror road crash.
The 23-year-old, from Co Offaly, was travelling in a car with two other Irishmen when it crashed into a power pole in Perth on Friday.
Police were told the victim and another 19-year-old Irish passenger had been living in the area and had about three months of their visas left.
The third Irish passenger, believed to be 32, has been living in the suburb of Doubleview where the crash happened.
The two survivors are in a stable conditions in in Royal Perth Hospital after suffering serious multiple trauma injuries.
Their Toyota Corolla hatchback crashed into a power pole and brought down power lines. The man was killed after being partially ejected from the car.
His distraught pals gathered at the roadside, crying while giving statements to police.
Officers are investigating if the men were wearing seatbelts, if they were at a party and a report the Corolla overtook a taxi on the straight, dry road before the crash.
Major Crash Squad Snr Const Mark Matthews said: "The early indication is speed was a factor in the crash." Officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed they are assisting the family of the deceased.
Meanwhile, four people lost their lives in a weekend of carnage on Irish roads.
In Dublin, two teenagers were killed when the Citroen C3 they were in crashed into a wall in Lucan on Saturday morning.
Three other males were injured in the collision at the junction of the Old Lucan Road and Brookevale Estate.
In Cork, 26-year-old Ciara O'Brien was killed when her car was in collision with another vehicle on the main N8 Cork to Dublin road near Mitchelstown yesterday.
The driver of the other car and four young passengers, aged between five and 12, were taken to Cork University Hospital.
In Co Mayo, 26-year-old Lithuanian national Karoys Kryzevivius died on Friday when the car in which he was a passenger collided with a vehicle near Castlebar.
WRECKAGE Scene in Perth
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 27, 2009|
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