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BREAKING: Elderly woman (70s) killed by truck in Macroom

December 9th, 2022 5:48 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Macroom

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AN elderly woman in her 70s has died after she was knocked down by a truck in Macroom earlier today.

The collision occurred at approximately 12.50pm on the main street in Macroom, when the pedestrian was involved in a fatal road traffic collision involving a truck.

A Garda spokesperson said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

'Her body has been removed from the scene to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital and no other injuries to persons was reported.'

A technical examination of the scene has been completed by Garda Forensic Collision investigators and the main street remains closed at this time, and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí 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 on the Main Street between 12:30pm and 1pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.'

The road traffic collision occurred only shortly after the Macroom section of the multi-million euro by pass was being officially opened today by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin who said  the by pass will help Macroom town prosper after years of gridlock.

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