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Sligo County Council worker who was struck by a lorry while working on a roadside is buried

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Sligo County Council worker who was struck by a lorry while working on a roadside is buried

The funeral is taking this afternoon of a Sligo County Council worker who was struck by a lorry while working on a roadside last week.

Padraic Noone (62) suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the three-vehicle collision on the N4 between Sligo and Boyle.

It’s believed the Castlebaldwin native was working on roadside verges with colleagues near Whitehill when the accident happened at 11.40am last Thursday.

He was airlifted to University College Hospital Galway with serious injuries and two other men were taken to Sligo Regional Hospital with non life-threatening conditions.

Mayor of Sligo Thomas Healy said: “Everybody is in shock at this tragedy and I want to extend my sympathies to Mr Noone’s family and friends on behalf of the council.”

His funeral will take place in Saint Patrick's Church, Ballyrush this afternoon.