Elderly couple killed in tragic Cork crash named locally 9 months ago

Elderly couple killed in tragic Cork crash named locally

Heartbreaking news.

An elderly couple who were killed in a tragic road accident in Cork has been named locally.

The pair were involved in a multi-vehicle collision on the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy on August 30th.

They have been named as 83-year-old Pat Allen and his 82-year-old wife Berna (Bernadette) Allen. The couple was from Glenwood. It is believed they were traveling toward Haulbowline Park.

The incident occurred just before 11 am on Tuesday, August 30th.

A car transporter was involved in the collision, as well as four other cars. The fully loaded transporter flipped onto its side on the road.

The driver of the transporter was treated at the scene but did not need to be hospitalised.

A driver of a third car was also treated at the scene. Another driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The community in Carrigaline is reportedly heartbroken following the devastating loss.


Tributes have been pouring in since the death of the Allens.

One wrote, "God love them. May their gentle souls rest in peace."

Another wrote, "God Love All Those Involved. May Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rest in Peace."

One added, "Such a terrible tragedy."

Gardaí are investigating the tragic accidents.

They are asking witnesses to come forward with any relevant information.

Anyone who was driving on the N28 in the Shannon Park area between 10.45 am and 11 am should contact Gardaí.

They're also calling on anyone with camera or dash cam footage to come forward.

We're keeping the Allen's family in our thoughts during this harrowing time.