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Elderly woman dies after being hit by car

ONE pedestrian has died and another is in a serious condition in hospital following separate road crashes yesterday.

A woman in her 70s died after she was hit by a car at Scarlet Street in Drogheda, Co Louth, at around 5.30pm.

Gardai appealed for any witnesses to the crash to contact them at Drogheda station on 041 9874200 or the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old woman was in a serious condition in hospital last night after a hit-and-run in Galway city.

She was struck by a car at the pedestrian crossing on the Headford Road.

Gardai are appealing for help in tracing the driver involved. A spokesman asked for witnesses to come forward.

A man in his late teens was also in a serious condition following a single-car crash on the Monivea Road in Galway city.

Four young men were travelling in the car when it struck a wall near Carnmore Cross. The other three were discharged following treatment at Galway University Hospital. But the fourth man was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Meanwhile, an Irishman has died and a second man was seriously injured in a car crash in France. Ian Corcoran (40) from Carnanes, Kilrush, Co Clare, was killed in the single-vehicle crash in the French Alps.

A 29-year-old Irishman remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Irish Independent