Thursday 23 October 2014

Pedestrian struck by car on busy road dies

Greg Harkin

Published 06/03/2014 | 02:30

Gary Feeney, pictured with his wife, died in a tragic construction site accident in New York. Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8
Gary Feeney, pictured with his wife, died in a tragic construction site accident in New York. Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8

A PEDESTRIAN was killed after being struck by a car on a busy road.

The man, believed to have been in his late 30s or early 40s, was fatally injured after he was struck by a car near the junction seven exit of the northbound N11 dual carriageway at Bray at approximately 7.40pm last night.

The female driver of the car was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital where her condition was unknown last night.

The northbound lane of the N11 was closed between junctions 7 and 8 as gardai conducted a forensic examination of the accident scene. Diversions were put in place as the N11 was closed northbound between Roundwood and Bray pending the examination.

Meanwhile, a farmer who died in a road crash on his way home from a wake had lost his son in a building site accident just 11 months earlier.

Fergus Feeney, who was 50, died when his 4x4 left a rural road at Corballa, off the main Sligo to Ballina Road, around 1am yesterday.

His son Gary died last April when he was struck by an 800kg pipe on a construction site in the New York State town of Ballston Spa.

The pipe worker had only been married to his wife, Kelly, from Mayo, for six months.

The scene of yesterday's crash on the L6606 was just a few hundred metres from where Mr Feeney grew up.

Mr Feeney was driving the 15km journey home to Templeboy after attending a wake.

Family friend and Fianna Fail county councillor Michael Clarke said the community was "numbed" by the second tragedy to strike the Feeney family in less than a year.

Irish Independent

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