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Man (60) dies after car strikes wall

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A 60-year-old man has died after the jeep he was driving hit a wall in Galway.

The accident occurred last night at around 10pm at the Liosban Industrial Estate in the city.

The man was injured when his 4x4 vehicle struck a wall at the Industrial Estate. Gardai and emergency services were called to the scene. The injured man was treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to University College Hospital Galway where he was later pronounced dead.

The scene is preserved for a technical examination and local diversions are in place. A post-mortem examination will carried out later today.

Gardai confirmed today that 17 people lost their lives, including 7 pedestrians, over the Christmas period.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Galway Garda Station 091-538000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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