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devastating Teenage boy dies following fatal road crash in Laois

The unnamed boy passed away in hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident

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(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

A teenage boy has died following a fatal road traffic crash.

The incident, which involved a van and a pedestrian occurred on the N80, in Clonsoghey, Co.Laois at approximately 7.30am on Saturday November 20th.

The pedestrian, a male in his late teens, was rushed to Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the van was unharmed in the collision.

Gardaí closed off the scene to conduct a Forensic examination. Investigators have appealed for any witnesses to come forward. They are particularly interested in any road users who may have dash-cam footage.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the N80 at Clonsoghey in Co.Laois, this morning, Saturday, 20th November, 2021.”

“The collision involved a van and a pedestrian and occurred at approximately 7.30am. The pedestrian, a man aged in his late teens, was taken to Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise where he later passed away from his injuries.”

“A post-mortem will take place at a later date. The driver of the van was uninjured,” they added.

“An examination of the scene by Forensic Collision Investigators is currently taking place and the road remains closed at this time.

“Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on this road at the time with camera footage to make this available to them.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda station on 057 867 4100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

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