The local man, was walking near Turtulla Cross, on the Horse and Jockey road at about 3.10pm yesterday afternoon when he was accidentally struck by a motor vehicle. The 32-year-old male driver of the vehicle and his three child passengers are understood not to have been injured in the crash.
The pedestrian, named locally as Mr Jackie Griffin, who is an extremely well known and respected member of the local Thurles community, was treated at the scene by ambulance staff, before being rushed to South Tipperary General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
From the community of Thurles go our deepest, heartfelt sympathies to his immediate family and many friends at this very difficult time.
Gardaí have appealed to witnesses to contact them at Thurles Garda Station on Tel: (0504) 25100, The Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.
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