Elderly woman dies following horrendous road collision

Elderly woman dies following horrendous road collision

A woman in her 70s has been killed after a horrific road collision in Co Cork.

It is understood that the elderly lady was crossing the road at Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry, Co Cork when she was hit by a truck.

The collision happened at midday today.

The west Cork woman, who was in her early 70s, died at the scene.

Her body has been removed to Cork University Hospital, where a post mortem examination will take place.

The driver of the truck is uninjured.

A garda investigation is underway.

The street where the incident occured will be closed to the public while a forensic examination is carried out.

Local traffic diversions have been set out in the area.

Investigating gardai are appealling to any witnesses to contact Bantry garda station on 027 20860, the Garda Condifential Line on 1 800 666 111, or any garda station.