There has been a reporting trend for approx. 3 weeks, as if everyday there are fatal motor accidents reported on broken news top story.
Add to that much early speculation and anecdotal observation online, that a major danger in all of this is people spazzin’ out at the wheel as the clot hits the brian or heart or whatever causing death and mayhem on the roads and/or an increase if woeful or bizarre thoughtless driving on the roads.
The driver of a tractor has died in a single-vehicle collision in Co Westmeath.
Gardaí were called to the scene of the fatal collision on the R389, Mullingar Road, Kilbeggan on Monday at around 7.50am.
The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road is currently closed to allow Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to examine the scene, with local diversions in place.
Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward, and particularly to any road users who were travelling on the road at the time with camera footage to make this available.
Surely people saw him walk in?
Top story on broken news this morning - Today
A man in his 80s has died and five others have been injured in a road crash in Co Laois.
Gardaí are investigating the three-car collision on the M7 close to the intersection with the M8 at approximately 7.15pm on Monday.
The elderly being one of the first main cohorts to get shot up with for some, a slow release dignity dignity death poison, unlike the residential homes they are a mobile group and in rural Ireland everyone needs a car to get around and do most things.
These lads probably got shot up around Feb/March IIRC and the uptick seems to occur not just with easing of restriction but approx 3-4 months after that or thereabouts. That does seem in line with the progression of anecdotes from the US
The timing is starting to look about right in comparison to observations emanating from the US - after this will people be dying / found alone at home.
In summary, there could be absolute carnage on the roads this winter and more besides.