Sunday 18 August 2019

Man killed and child hospitalised following two car collision

Road closed and diversions in place. Stock image
Road closed and diversions in place. Stock image

Allison Bray

A man was killed and a five-year-old boy was rushed to hospital following a head-on collision near Tipperary town this afternoon.

The deceased man (59) was the driver of one of the cars that collided on the R661 at Reddan’s Walk around 12:30 pm today. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A five-year-old boy who was a passenger in his car was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the other car, a 54-year-old man, also suffered non life-threatening injuries. He was also taken to University Hospital Limerick.

Gardai this evening are appealing for any witnesses to the accident to contact them.

The road has been closed pending examination and traffic diversions are in place.

Local Tipperary town councillor Denis Leahy said he was shocked to hear the tragic news.

He said the road where the accident occurred has never had a fatality before.

“It’s the first I’ve ever heard of anyone being killed on that road,” he told Independent.ie.

Mr Leahy offered his condolences to the family of the deceased.

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