Saturday 23 March 2019

Woman dies after being hit by truck

Gardai said the incident happened on Duke Street in Athy, Co Kildare on Wednesday afternoon

Garda are appealing for witnesses after pedestrian hit by truck (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
Garda are appealing for witnesses after pedestrian hit by truck (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

By Michelle Devane, Press Association  

A woman has died after being struck by a truck in Co Kildare.

Gardai said the incident happened at about 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The woman, aged in her 60s, was walking along Duke Street in Athy when she was struck.

She was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel, but she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Her body was removed to the mortuary at Naas Hospital.

The local coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at Athy garda station.

Press Association

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