Male Pedestrian Dead Following Motorway Accident In Tipperary

A male pedestrian has sadly lost his life after being struck by a lorry near the village of Burncourt, Cahir, Co Tipperary.

As a result Gardaí confirm that the southbound carriageway of the M8 motorway remains closed to all traffic, between J11 (Cahir south) and J12 (Mitchelstown north), with diversions currently in place.

Gardaí are also presently appealing for any witnesses after the pedestrian, understood to be aged in his 60s, was struck by the articulated lorry at around 3:00pm this afternoon, (May 19th, 2022).

The male pedestrian sadly, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, while the driver; a man aged in his 30s is understood to have required no medical assistance.

The pedestrian’s body has since been removed from the scene and the coroner has been notified.


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