Road diversions are in place between the Nag's Head (above) and Fitzpatrick's Garage on the Dublin Road in Monasterevin. Picture: Leinster Leader
A man in his 40s has died after he was struck by a vehicle in Monasterevin, Co Kildare, earlier this evening, Thursday, January 24.
Gardaí in Kildare are appealing for witnesses following the fatal traffic collision.
At around 6.50pm, the pedestrian, who was in his 40s, was seriously injured when he was struck by a 4x4 vehicle on Dublin Road in Monasterevin. He was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel but died a short time later. The driver of the 4x4 was uninjured.
The deceased man has been taken to the mortuary at Naas Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out. The coroner has been notified.
Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene and local diversions are in place. The Dublin Road (R445) between the Nag's Head pub and Fitzpatrick's Garage at New Lodge Cross is closed in both directions. Traffic through the town, and from the Athy Road heading into the town centre, is being diverted.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Kildare Garda Station 045-527730 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
Traffic is being diverted at New Lodge Cross following a fatal road incident in Monasterevin earlier this evening. Picture: Leinster Leader