Enniscorthy road traffic victim dies

By Dan Walsh

A man who was seriously injured and airlifted to a Dublin hospital following a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the R772 at Blackstoops, Enniscorthy, on Thursday, September 29th, has lost his fight for life and died on Saturday.

Scene at Blackstoops, Enniscorthy, on September 29th (Pic; WexfordLocal.com)

He is Shay Rossiter, in his seventies, from Clough, Gorey, and formerly of Aughabeg, Corries, Bagnelstown, Co. Carlow. He was a popular member of the community and news of his death has evoked great sadness over a wide area.

Mr Rossiter was seriously injured in a collision on the R772 (the old N11) between the roundabouts at Scarawalsh and Blackstoops on the northern outskirts of Enniscorthy town which occurred around 12.30pm.  

Emergency vehicles were quickly on the scene including the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 which conveyed Mr Rossiter to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin where he sadly passed away on Saturday, ten days later.

Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident are asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 9242580.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENT; Shay Rossiter Hillview, Clough, Gorey, Co. Wexford and formerly of Aughabeg, Corries, Bagnelstown, Co. Carlow. Died 8th October 2022 due to an accident. Beloved husband of Theresa and loving brother of John, Rita and the late Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sister, brother, sisters-in-law, mother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. May He Rest In Peace.

Shay Rossiter will be reposing at Flood’s Funeral Home, McDermott Street, Gorey (Y25E8D4) on Thursday, October 13th, from 4pm to 8pm. Removal will take place on Friday at 11.15am to the Church of The Sacred Heart, Ballyoughter, Gorey for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to The Richmond Ward ICU Beaumont Hospital.

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