Elderly man dies in Meath after being hit by a bus 4 months ago

Elderly man dies in Meath after being hit by a bus

A man in his 70s has died after he was struck by a bus in Meath.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision on Friday (1 November) in which an elderly man was killed.

The incident occurred on the R135 at Newtown Cross, The Ward near Ashbourne, at around 11pm last night. A male pedestrian was "seriously injured" when struck by a bus.

According to a spokesperson for the Gardaí, the man was treated by emergency services personnel, but he later died at the scene of the incident.

Gardaí also confirmed that the driver of the bus was uninjured.

The deceased was then removed to the mortuary at Navan Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. A report has been sent to the local coroner.

Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the crash site and the road has since reopened to traffic.

Investigating Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to contact them at Ashbourne Garda Station 01-8010600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.