Most regrettably, yet another fatal road traffic accident has occurred at Ballykisteen, Co. Tipperary, bringing to 14 the number of people who have died on Tipperary’s roads, so far this year.
Gardaí today continue to investigate a collision that occurred on the N24, Limerick Road close to Ballykisteen, Co Tipperary, at approximately 8.00pm last night. The collision involved a male pedestrian, aged 23 years, who suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a moving vehicle. The pedestrian was rushed to University Hospital Limerick, where he was later pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported and no arrests were made, while a post mortem is expected to be carried out shortly.
This morning the N24 currently remains closed at Ballykisteen to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, with diversions in place at Monard and Barnstown Cross.
Gardaí are also appealing for any witnesses with information, particularly those travelling on the N24 in the area last night between 7.45pm and 8.15pm. Same are asked to contact Tipperary Garda Station on Tel 062 80670, or the Garda confidential Line, Tel 1800 666111 or indeed any Garda station.
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