Man dies after being struck by lorry in Tipperary 1 month ago

Man dies after being struck by lorry in Tipperary

Tragic news.

A man has died after being struck by a lorry in Tipperary on Thursday (19 May).

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Gardaí and Emergency Services were alerted to the serious collision shortly after 3pm.

The incident between an articulated lorry and a pedestrian occurred on the M8 motorway near Burncourt, Cahir.

The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was seriously injured, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s, did not require medical treatment.

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The body has since been removed from the scene, and the local Coroner has been notified.

The southbound carriageway of the motorway is currently closed to traffic between J11 Cahir south and J12 Mitchelstown north.

Traffic diversions are in place, and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are at the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this collision to come forward. Those with camera footage from the M8 between J11 Cahir south and J12 Mitchelstown north at the time of the collision are asked to make it available to investigating Gardaí.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Cahir Garda Station on 052-7445630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.