Minute silence in Athy for woman in her 60s fatally hit by a lorry


Minute silence in Athy for woman in her 60's fatally hit by a lorry

File photo of Duke St where the accident happened

There was a minute silence at this month's Athy Municipal District meeting for the late Marian Reid, who was fatally hit by a lorry in Athy on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:30pm.

Chair Aoife Breslin called for the minute's silence to pay respects to the Kildare woman, who was in her 60's, before the meeting concluded earlier today.

“Given the circumstance of what happened in Athy and in respect of Marian Reid, who tragically lost her life in the town of Athy, I call upon members to stand for a minute's silence.”

Marian Reid (nee Cooke) was from Kildare and lived in Suncroft. She was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the truck was uninjured. An appeal for witnesses to the incident was immediately made and the investigation is ongoing.

Her funeral mass took place in Kildare town on Saturday, February 16 at 1pm. According to the funeral notice the mother-of-three leaves behind her husband Denis, sons Alan and Ashley, daughter Patricia, and grandchildren Noah, Amelia and Liam. The funeral mass took place in the Carmelite Church and was followed by Cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium

Deepest sympathies were also paid last week to the family of the deceased in the aftermath of the accident after she was killed when fatally struck by the truck 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 Breslin also extended her condolences to the family in the direct aftermath of the accident last week.

“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 investigation is ongoing by gardai and all help int his matter would be greatly appreciated.”

Kildare Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to contact them at Athy Garda Station 059 8634210 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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