Elderly Wicklow woman dies days after car crash in Northern Ireland

The Irish Mirror understands that the elderly woman who passed away was the mother of the driver.

An elderly woman from Wicklow has died days after a crash in Northern Ireland - writes dublinlive.ie.

The incident, which involved two vehicles, took place on the Scarva Road in Banbridge, Co Down at around 11.30am on Saturday.

The Irish Mirror understands that the elderly woman who passed away was the mother of the driver.

The Co Wicklow pensioner, in her 70s, had to be cut out of the car and airlifted to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.

The PSNI confirmed the sad passing of the woman today.

Meanwhile, the other woman injured in the crash, in her 80s, is understood to have been the driver's mother-in-law.

She was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital, where scans after the collision revealed she had an aneurysm unrelated to the crash, a source told the Irish Mirror.

Police said today she was in a serious condition.

A family member is understood to have been travelling up to Northern Ireland to visit the elderly woman on Monday evening.

The driver, 50, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. She was later released on bail but is believed not to have left Northern Ireland to return back home.

The PSNI are looking for witnesses to the collision.

A police spokeswoman said: "The collision occurred at around 11:30am on Saturday, 11 November and involved a black Seat Leon and a black Nissan Note.

"The victim, aged in her 70s and from Co Wicklow, was a rear seat passenger in the Nissan. She was taken to hospital following the collision, but passed away earlier today as a result of her injuries.

"A woman aged in her 80s, who was also injured, remains in hospital in a serious condition."

Officers have appealed to anyone who may have seen either vehicle being driven in the area on Saturday morning, or who witnessed the collision, to contact them at Armagh on 101 quoting reference number 546 11/11/17.

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