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Monday 16 January 2017

Pedestrian killed on city street becomes Ireland's eighth road fatality in just four days

Cathal McMahon

Published 26/10/2016 | 13:23

A man has died after he was struck by a truck on Wednesday afternoon.

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The pedestrian was hit on Meath Street in Dublin's South Inner City around noon.

The gentleman has become the eighth fatality on Ireland's roads in just four days.

Gardaí and Emergency Services raced to the scene and the road is currently closed off.

There are no further details on the identity of the deceased man.

A total of 158 people have died on the roads so far this year.

Week of road carnage

Shortly before 7pm on Saturday a motorcyclist, in his early 20s, was killed after two bikers collided on Hartstown Road in Blanchardstown.

On Saturday night Lee Henry (13) from Darndale was killed while crossing a road in Clonshaugh, North Dublin.

On Monday, Mark Bell (46) from Ballybrack in south Dublin – who was described as a “lovely fellow” – was killed when he was hit by a van after falling from his motorbike on the York Road in Dun Laoghaire.

He was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 50-year-old man died after the car he was driving collided with a truck in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny.

On Sunday a motorcyclist died after a collision at Ballinaclough, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick at 3.30pm.

The man, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jane Dardis (20), from Skerries, died in a collision that left her two friends injured on her way home from work on Monday night.

A woman in her 80s died on Tuesday after the car she was driving veered off the road and hit a wall.

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