Thursday 21 March 2019

Woman (70s) killed in collision with Luas tram

The incident happened between the Cookstown and Tallaght Hospital stops.

A Luas tram (Niall Carson/PAO)
A Luas tram (Niall Carson/PAO)

By David Young, Press Association

Gardaí are continuing their investigation into the death of a pensioner who died after being struck by a Luas in Dublin.

The woman is aged in her early 70s, from the Tallaght area and is well-known in her local community. Locals have expressed their shock as news of the tragedy began to spread today, describing her as highly involved in the local community.

The tragic incident happened at around 10am this morning on Cookstown Way, between the Cookstown and Tallaght Hospital Luas stops.

The woman's body was removed this morning and examinations have been carried out at the scene by gardai.

The scene and a portion of the road on Cookstown Way remained sealed-off for the afternoon but were reopened shortly before 4pm.

Throughout the day, Gardaí carried out detailed inspections of the site while the Luas tram also remained at the scene.

The woman has been identified by Gardaí who are now in the process of informing her family members.

Gardaí based in Tallaght are continuing to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.



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