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Tragedy Man (40s) dies after being hit by car in Co Tipperary

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick

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The man's body has since been removed to University Hospital Limerick

The man's body has since been removed to University Hospital Limerick

The man's body has since been removed to University Hospital Limerick

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on the R499 between Toomevara and Ballinamona Cross in Co Tipperary last night. 

The man, in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick “as a precaution”, gardai said.

“Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal single car road traffic collision that occurred in Co Tipperary last night,” a spokesperson said.

“Shortly after 10pm, gardaí responded to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and pedestrian on the R499 between Toomevara and Ballinamona Cross.

“The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem will take place at a later date."

Gardai added that the road is currently closed to allow for an examination to be carried out by Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward,” the force added.

“We 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 Nenagh Garda station on 067 504 50, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway following another fatal road traffic collision in Nenagh, Co Tipperary on Monday.

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Gardaí attended the scene involving a number of vehicles that occurred at approximately 1.20pm on the M7 near Ballywilliam in Nenagh.

The driver of one of these vehicles, a woman in her 60s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries where she passed away yesterday afternoon.

No other serious injuries were reported.

The road was closed in order for a technical examination to be conducted but has since re-opened fully.

Gardaí are also appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who may have camera footage and were travelling in the area at the time are asked to make this footage available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067 50450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

These latest incidents follow the tragic death of Peggy Morrissey, mum of presenter Marty Morrissey, who lost her life following a crash at Annagh, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, yesterday.

Ms Morrissey, who was aged in her 90s, was the sole occupant and driver of the car.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was taken to Limerick University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí at Kilrush Garda station have issued an appeal for anyone with information to contact them.

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