Ireland: Mum dies after car crashes into river, but sons swim to safety

The circumstances of the accident are being investigated (Image: Twitter / Getty Images)

A mother of two has died after her car crashed into a river in Ireland.

Elementary school teacher Gillian Daly, 44, of Douglas, Co Cork, died while driving from Cade quay in Cork on June 3 at 8:45 p.m.

Her two sons aged 10 and 12 survived and jumped out of the car.

They were treated at Cork University Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and shock and have since been released.

The car was later pulled out of the river by a crane.

A Garda spokesman said: ‘Gardaí is investigating all the circumstances of an incident where a car entered the River Lee at Kennedy Quay, Cork City, at around 8.45pm on 3 June.

‘Two children were recovered from the water and taken to Cork University Hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.’

Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery said they want to offer their sincere condolences.


The car was picked up from the river (Image: Twitter / Getty Images)

The group said: ‘Volunteers were called in late last night by Gardaí to assist in a search and repair operation with multiple offices in the Kennedy Quay area, where it was reported that a car had entered the water.

‘We immediately ran to the scene to help the Gardaí, the Fire Department and the Coast Guard of Crosshaven and we put our boat, our cars and sonar team into the scene.

‘We have indicated the exact location of the car on the riverbed and the naval diving unit has rescued a person from the car and they have also recovered the car.

“We want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

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Ireland: Mum dies after car crashes into river, but sons swim to safety

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