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Man dies after car hits pole

AN ELDERLY man on his way to a doctor's appointment died yesterday after he apparently collapsed at the wheel of his car, which then struck a pole.

The 83-year-old, named as Michael O'Connor, a single man from nearby Ogonnelloe, was driving into Killaloe when his car veered left at New Street and collided with a roadside ESB pole.

Firefighters arriving for a training session at the nearby station, which is not usually manned, rushed to the man's aid. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Irish Independent