Deepest sympathies paid to family of Athy road traffic victim

Gardai appeal for witnesses

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Deepest sympathies paid to family of Athy road traffic victim

File photo of Duke st where the accident took place

Deepest sympathies have been paid to the family of the woman in her 60s who was killed in Athy yesterday when she was hit by a lorry.

The incident took place at around 2.30pm, when the pedestrian, in her 60s, was fatally struck by a truck at Duke Street. The incident took place near the Crom A Boo bridge.

“My deepest sympathy to her family,” said local Cllr Mark Wall. “This is a terrible tragedy. There is a garda investigation now going on. We are all aware that we need to provide another route for HGV’s in Athy and we have been working on the inner relief road for that purpose.”

Cllr Aoife Breslin also extended her condolences to the family.

“It is awful and nothing you can say can make it any better,” she said. “The Ring Road has started and it will soon take away the lorries but it is too late for this family.”

The woman was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the truck was uninjured. 

It's understood the woman was not from the town, but is from County Kildare. 

An appeal for witnesses to the incident has been made. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Athy Garda Station 059 8634210 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.