Male driver dies following collision with concrete pier


Gardaí in Thurles are appealing for witnesses to a fatal traffic collision that took place this morning

At approximately 11.30am a 78-year-old male was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the roadway and struck a concrete pier on a local road at Gortnahoe near Thurles.

The man was treated at the scene by emergency services but died a short time later.

His body was removed to University Hospital Waterford for a post-mortem examination.

He was the sole occupant of the car.

The road is closed and local diversions are in place.

Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene.

The coroner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thurles Garda Station 0504 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.