Thursday 22 March 2018

Council worker dies and another injured after being struck by lorry while cutting hedge

The scene in Sligo
The scene in Sligo

Greg Harkin

A county council worker has died in a road traffic collision in Co Sligo.

A second worker has been airlifted to Sligo General Hospital with serious injuries.

The incident occurred at around one o'clock this afternoon on the N4 between Boyle and Sligo.

Both men were struck by a lorry whilst hedge-cutting near Castlebaldwin.

Gardaí and the ambulance services rushed to the scene of the accident.

The N4 main Sligo to Carrick on Shannon road is closed.

The man who died is believed to have been in his 60s and a local in the area.

The incident comes after two died in separate incidents in Wicklow last night.

A motorcyclist died after a crash involving a jeep and another motorcyclist.

Another man died after falling from a horse drawn cart.

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