Saturday 18 November 2017

'She would do anything to help anybody' - tributes to mum who was hit by car 'after fall'

Margaret Webster (50) Croan, Dunamaggin in Kilkenny
Margaret Webster (50) Croan, Dunamaggin in Kilkenny

Alan O'Keeffe

The family of a mum-of-four who was killed when stuck by a car have paid tribute to her as a a "caring person" who would go out of her way to help others.

Margaret Wesbster (50), from Croan, Dunamaggin in Kilkenny died at the scene of the accident on Green Street in Callan, Kilkenny on Sunday evening, shortly before 6pm. It is understood Ms Webster may have fallen or stumbled immediately before being struck.

The driver, a woman in her 20s, was uninjured in the collission.

Amanda O'Brien, Ms Webster's sister-in-law said the family are in shock following the accident.

"Margaret was a very caring person. She would do anything to help anybody,"  she told

"She travelled to  Hugginstown every day to look after her elderly mother.  The whole family is very shocked."

A local man said the mum may have tripped and fallen shortly before being involved in the collission.

He also revealed that Margaret's husband arrived on the scene as emergency services were trying to revive her.

A technical examination of the scene has been carried out and gardai have appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

Anyone who was in the area of Green Street, Callan or who drove through the town at about 6pm is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000.

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