A wide side-road which a bus driver cut the corner on and caused the death of a 55-year-old woman in 2014 remains as wide as four double-decker buses even after it was narrowed significantly within the last year.
RTE reported today that a jury has found the Dublin Bus driver guilty of careless driving causing the death 55-year-old Mary White, who was cycling her bicycle at the time of the collision. 58-year-old Osborn Irabor of French Park, Tyrrelstown, Dublin, had pleaded not guilty to careless driving causing death.
When entering the T-junction and making a right hand turn, the driver cut the corner, did not yield as he was supposed to, and then he hit Ms White head-on at a 30 to 40% angle of impact according to RTE, which has a full court report from the case today.
As we reported shortly after the collision, Ms White died in hospital on November 19, 2014, two days after the collision on the Burlington Road in Dublin.
The T-junction in question — all parts of which are confusingly named on maps as the Burlington Road — is shown as extremely wide at the time of the fatal collision in 2014.
According to the imagery on Google Street View, the road was narrowed sometime between July 2017 and the July 2018. However, the side road element of the junction remains around the width of four buses.
Google Maps imagery:
Street View in August 2014:
Street View in July 2017:
Street View in July 2018:
A bird’s eye view of the junction from two different angles as the junction was designed in 2014: