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Pedestrian in his 20s killed after being struck by a car on M7 in Kildare

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

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Eimear RabbittSunday World

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the M7 motorway in County Kildare.

Gardaí and Emergency Services were alerted shortly after 4:00am after a male pedestrian in his mid-20s was struck by a car traveling northbound on the M7 between J11 and J10 near Naas.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The occupants of the car did not require hospital treatment.

Gardai are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They said in a statement: “Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are examining the scene and the M7 remains closed to north bound (Dublin bound) traffic between J11 (M7/M9) and J10 (Naas South) following the collision.”

"Traffic on the M9 is currently being diverted at J2 Kilcullen and on the M7 at J12 Newbridge. Diversions are expected to remain in place for much of the morning. Further traffic updates are available on @gardatraffic.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and are particularly appealing to motorists who may have stopped at the scene of the collision before the arrival of emergency services.

“They are also asking motorists with any video footage (including dash cam) who were travelling on the M7 between J11 and J10 in either direction in hours prior to the collision, to make it available to them.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045 884300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111,” the statement added.


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