Pedestrian pronounced dead after being hit by truck in Dublin city centre
A male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a truck on Meath Street in Dublin 8.
The driver of the truck has been brought to St James Hospital with minor injuries.
The road has been closed for Forensic Collision investigators and diversions are in place. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 6669400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800666111 or any Garda Station.
The gentleman has become the eighth fatality on Ireland's roads in just four days.
Gardaí and Emergency Services raced to the scene and the road is currently closed off.
There are no further details on the identity of the deceased man.
A total of 158 people have died on the roads so far this year.
Week of road carnage
Shortly before 7pm on Saturday a motorcyclist, in his early 20s, was killed after two bikers collided on Hartstown Road in Blanchardstown.
On Saturday night Lee Henry (13) from Darndale was killed while crossing a road in Clonshaugh, North Dublin.
On Monday, Mark Bell (46) from Ballybrack in south Dublin – who was described as a “lovely fellow” – was killed when he was hit by a van after falling from his motorbike on the York Road in Dun Laoghaire.
He was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
A 50-year-old man died after the car he was driving collided with a truck in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny.
On Sunday a motorcyclist died after a collision at Ballinaclough, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick at 3.30pm.
The man, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jane Dardis (20), from Skerries, died in a collision that left her two friends injured on her way home from work on Monday night.
A woman in her 80s died on Tuesday after the car she was driving veered off the road and hit a wall.