Sunday 17 December 2017

Man killed while clearing crash debris off road

THE roads claimed another victim last night when a man was hit by a passing car, writes Michael McHale.

The man, in his 40s, got out of his car on the main Limerick-to-Kerry road at Newcastlewest in Co Limerick after a minor collision with a 4x4. He was picking up the debris from that crash when a passing car hit him at about 7.30pm.

An ambulance crew and gardai from Askeaton rushed to the roadside, but the man was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was left at the scene for up to two hours for examination before being sent to the morgue of Midwest Regional Hospital.

There were no passengers in any of the three cars involved in the accident. Gardai questioned the two drivers, who remained at the scene last night, but do not consider the death to be suspicious.

Meanwhile, gardai have named a man fatally injured in a collision on the M1 as Adrian Durr from Banbridge, Co Down.

The 37-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by a car on the M1 near Castlebellingham, Co Louth, last Friday.

Irish Independent

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