Man (80s) dies after being knocked down by truck in Charleville

Man (80s) dies after being knocked down by truck in Charleville

THE elderly man killed in an accident on Charleville's main street had moved to the town in recent years.

The man was in his 80s and was hit by a truck as he crossed the street at a busy junction.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was later removed for a post mortem examination.

The truck driver was uninjured.

The road was closed for several hours to allow for a forensic investigation of the scene.

Local Cork County Councillor Ian Doyle said: "It is just very tragic.

This is the second similar such accident there in about ten years."

The accident is the third fatal one in Cork this month.

A woman in her 60s was killed in an accident at Baxter's Bridge, between Bandon and Enniskeane, on September 9.

On the same date, a motorcyclist in his 30s died when he was in a collision with a van between Glantane and Dromahane.

Sixteen people have been killed on Cork's roads so far this year.

Meanwhile, two people were removed to hospital this afternoon following a single vehicle accident in Coppeen, near Enniskeane.

One person was taken by the Irish Community Rapid Response air ambulance, while another person was taken to hospital by the National Ambulance Service.

Gardaí investigating the Charleville accident are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or any road users that may have camera footage (including dash-cam) to contact Charleville Garda station on 063 21770, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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