'Loved and respected': Tribute paid to elderly man killed in collision at Cork sports ground 

'Loved and respected': Tribute paid to elderly man killed in collision at Cork sports ground 

The Douglas football club where the incident happened. File picture.

The elderly man killed after a collision in Douglas yesterday has been named.

Peter Newman was hit by a van and knocked down at around 3.30pm on Saturday.

Gardaí attended the scene of the fatal incident at the car park of the College Corinthian Sports Grounds.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene which was examined by Forensic Collision Investigators.

In a tribute, published on Twitter last night, College Corinthians AFC said Peter Newman will be "sadly missed".

"The Club would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Peter (Pete) Newman who passed away following a tragic accident today.

"Pete was loved and respected by all in Corinthians and will be sadly missed.

"May he Rest In Peace," the statement said.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information or dash-cam footage to contact Angelsea Garda Station on 021 452 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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