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Thursday 30 March 2017

Road victim Maureen (92) 'kept planning for future, despite her age' - Family pay tribute to much-loved great granny

Maureen Creaner (inset) died from her injuries sustained on Sunday morning
Maureen Creaner (inset) died from her injuries sustained on Sunday morning
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

The family of a great-grandmother in her 90s who was killed when she was hit by a car on a Dublin Road have said she was a woman who always kept planning for the future despite her age.

Maureen Creaner (92) was rushed to the Mater Hospital after being struck by a car crossing the Navan Road very close to her home at around 8.15am on Sunday morning.

But she died later from her extensive injuries.

She had been walking back from the local shop at a filling station after buying a newspaper when she was struck by the car.

“She was a lovely lady who had such wonderful positivity,” her son David said.

“We are all devastated at the suddenness of her passing. She was always planning for the future even though she was in her 90s,” he added.

Maureen Creaner (92)
Maureen Creaner (92)

Maureen was a grandmother to six and had five great-grandchildren.

Family, friends and neighbours today gathered at Maureen's house close to the site where she was knocked down as news of her death spread.

Members of the Garda Traffic Corps pictured at the scene where a lady was struck by a car on the Navan Road in Dublin. The lady later died. Picture Credit : Frank McGrath
Members of the Garda Traffic Corps pictured at the scene where a lady was struck by a car on the Navan Road in Dublin. The lady later died. Picture Credit : Frank McGrath

The close-knit neighbourhood were also shocked and saddened at her death.

Maureen’s husband Francis had died in 2012.

The couple lived on the Navan Road for more than 50 years and brought up their three children there.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

The crash happened along the Navan Road at around 8.15am close to the Nephin Road and Baggot Road junctions.

The 39-year-old driver of the car was arrested at the scene and was taken to Finglas Garda Station where he was questioned before being released.

A garda spokesman said a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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