Rosaleen McDonagh Death, Obituary – The news of Rosaleen McDonagh’s untimely passing has left us heartbroken. Tragically, her life was cut short in a road accident that occurred on August 30th in Laois. The sorrowful incident has prompted an investigation by Gardaí, who swiftly issued a statement confirming that the collision involved a car and a pedestrian.
The devastating accident took place at 1:15 p.m. on Cosby Avenue within the Fairgreen residential area of Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Rosaleen suffered serious injuries and was immediately rushed to the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Despite valiant efforts, she was later pronounced deceased.
The scene of the accident on Cosby Avenue remains preserved for a meticulous technical examination conducted by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. In their quest for answers and understanding, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who might have witnessed the collision to come forward with information.
For those who were in the Fairgreen area of Portlaoise between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on that fateful day, Gardaí are urging individuals with camera footage, including dash-cam recordings, to provide this evidence. Witnesses can contact Portlaoise Garda Station at 057 867 4100. Alternatively, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda station can also be reached.
The tragic passing of Rosaleen marks the second toddler to lose their life in a road accident in Ireland within 24 hours. Alongside Tom O’Reilly, also just three years old, Rosaleen’s departure serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the need for increased vigilance on the roads.
During this time of profound grief, our hearts and thoughts go out to Rosaleen’s family. May they find strength in the support of their community and in the shared memories of their beloved Rosaleen. As we grapple with the heartache of her loss, let us collectively work towards a safer future, ensuring that no more lives are lost needlessly on our roads.