Friday 19 January 2018

Two pedestrian killed and one critical after three separate incidents

Gardai are investigating the incident
Gardai are investigating the incident

Two pedestrians have been killed and another is fighting for her life after separate incidents in Meath, Cork and Galway today.

An elderly man has died after he was knocked down in Meath.

The incident happened at around 7pm on the main street of Athboy, Co Meath.

The 77 year old man is understood to have been crossing the road at the time.

He was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan but passed away a short time later.

The Main Street (N51), Athboy, remains closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

In the second incident, a 65-year-old was killed when trying to cross the road at at Tully Church on the Galway to Carraroe road at around 6.20pm.

The deceased has been removed to University Hospital, Galway, where a post mortem is to be arranged.

The driver (sole occupant) of the single vehicle involved was uninjured.

There are diversions in place in the area and gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Meanwhile, a 52-year-old woman is in a serious condition after she was the victim of a hit and run in Cobh this morning.

The incident occured at around 8.30am on Ballynoe Hill, Cobh.

The victim was taken to Cork University hospital where her condition is described as serious.

The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination it has since re-opened.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have been on that rd between 8am and 8.45am to contact the Gardai in Cobh on 021 4908530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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