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Pedestrian Struck By Haulage Truck In Thurles Town Centre.

For the second time in 5 days a serious collision has brought Thurles traffic to a total standstill.

Haulage truck collides with male pedestrian on Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Pic: G. Willoughby.

The accident, this afternoon, involving a large haulage truck and an elderly male pedestrian, happened at between 3:00pm and 3:30pm at the junction of O’Donovan Rossa Street and Liberty Square in the town.

Two ambulances together with paramedics and a large number of Gardaí quickly attended the scene, to assist and investigate the incident, and to direct, where possible, traffic which remained totally congested.

The elderly male pedestrian, understood to be from the immediate locality, was, we understand, seriously injured and has been transferred to hospital by ambulance.

This is the 3rd pedestrian to be struck by motorised vehicles in the Liberty Square area, since 2018, following so called traffic calming measures introduced into the area, latter which has now destroyed the business centre of Thurles and has granted pedestrians a false sense of safety.

As of 6:30pm this evening all traffic hoping to proceed eastward on Liberty Square are prohibited from doing so, and motorists are advised to avoid the centre of Thurles altogether.

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2 comments to Pedestrian Struck By Haulage Truck In Thurles Town Centre.

  • Michael

    Very sad.

  • Christopher

    That town is a joke with the amount of heavy duty goods vehicles that drive through it several times a day and the speed of them through the town is ridiculous. No wonder people are getting knocked down.

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