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Man dies after being hit by car in Co Louth

It happened in Annagassan, Lynns just before 8.00pm on Tuesday evening
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

08.23 31 May 2023


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Man dies after being hit by ca...

Man dies after being hit by car in Co Louth

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

08.23 31 May 2023


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A man aged in his 80s has died after he was hit by a car in Co Louth.

It happened in Annagassan just before 8.00pm on Tuesday evening.

His body was taken from the scene to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post mortem will take place.

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The driver of the car was uninjured.

The scene of the collision on the R166 Castlebellingham to Annagassan Road is currently closed pending a technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Local diversions are in place.

GardaĆ­ are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage - including dash-cam - and were travelling in the Annagassan area between 7.30pm and 8.00pm are asked to make this footage available.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda station on 041-987-4200, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

This is the second death on Irish roads in 24 hours, after a teenager died when the tractor she was in hit a ditch in Co Cavan.

Main image: File photo of Garda crime scene tape. Picture by: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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