An old age pensioner has died following a road traffic accident on the Gortnahoe – Ballysloe road, near Thurles in Co Tipperary.
A 78-year-old man; the sole occupant, was fatally injured when his car, left the roadway and collided with a concrete pier at approximately 11.30am this morning.
The man, as yet unnamed, involved in this single vehicle incident, was treated at the scene by the Emergency Services, but died a short time later. His body was removed to University Hospital, Waterford for a post-mortem examination.
The road was closed and local diversions put in place, while Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene.
Anyone with information who may have witnessed this accident shortly after 11 o’clock this morning, is asked to contact Thurles Garda Station Tel: (0504) 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111.
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