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Naas General Hospital

Naas General Hospital

Naas General Hospital

A woman has been killed in a suspected hit and run which took place in Newbridge, Co Kildare, on Monday night. 

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the fatal collision involving a pedestrian in her 40s and a suspected vehicle.

Emergency Services and gardaí were called to the attend the scene following the discovery of a woman with serious injuries on Thomas Street in Newbridge town centre.

The injured woman was taken by ambulance to Naas General Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The local Coroner has since been notified and a post-mortem examination has been arranged.

The scene is preserved for a full forensic and technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision investigators and as a result local traffic diversions are in place.

The outcome of a post-mortem will determine the course of the gardaí investigation.

The area sealed off by gardai is a covered dark laneway off the main road through Newbridge town.

Gardai preserved the scene while members of the garda technical bureau carried out a forensic examination this morning.

The woman who died is in her late 40s and had an address in a street close to where she passed away.

It is believed she was the mother of a number of grown up children.

It is understood she was well known in the town but was originally from the Kilcullen area.

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Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or with camera footage (including dash cam) from the area at the time is asked to contact investigating gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station 045-431212 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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