Gardai appeal for people not to share footage after woman (70s) dies in Sligo crash
The female pedestrian was killed and another man injured in the incident when a car mounted the footpath
Gardai have appealed for people not to share mobile phone footage of a horrific crash in Sligo that cost the life of a woman in her 70s.
The female pedestrian was killed and another man injured in the incident when a car mounted the footpath on Grattan Street and crashed through the front window of a premises.
The driver and passenger of the car involved were also taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident occurred around 4.30pm and led to all surrounding streets being cordoned off
Gardaí said they arrived at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a car that occurred at approximately 4pm at the junction of Castle Street and Market Street in Sligo Town.
“A female pedestrian (early 70s) was pronounced dead at the scene,” gardai said. “A male pedestrian sustained non-life threatening injuries during the course of this collision and was taken to Sligo University Hospital.
“The driver and passenger of the car involved were also taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
Gardai added that they were aware that some mobile phone camera footage is being shared on social media.
“We are appealing for people not to further share this imagery if they come across it out of respect for the family of the deceased,” they stated.
They also appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
“Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Castle Street or Market Street areas between 4pm and 4:15pm are asked to make this footage available to garda,” they said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 9157000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
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