Tuesday 11 December 2018

Pedestrian (92) injured in collision has died in hospital

Cork University Hospital
Cork University Hospital

Ralph Riegel

A 92-year-old man who suffered critical injuries in a road traffic accident three days ago has died.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the accident at Ballintemple village in Cork city which resulted in the elderly man sustaining serious injuries.

The accident occurred when the man was crossing the road at Ballintemple village at 2.30pm on Tuesday.

He was struck by a passing vehicle on a stretch of road not far from Ballintemple Post Office.

The pensioner, who is a resident of Blackrock, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

He was in a critical condition but lost his three day battle for life today.

The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and assisted gardaí with their inquiries.

The motorist was treated for shock.

Gardaí now want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have seen the pedestrian or the vehicle involved between 2pm and 2.30pm last Tuesday.

Sgt Fergus Twomey urged anyone with information to help their inquiries.

"We would ask anyone who witnessed this accident to contact Blackrock Gardaí at (021) 4536690 or Angelsea Street Garda Station at (021) 4522000," he said.

Gardaí are also checking CCTV footage from local premises to see if cameras recorded the accident.

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