An 18-year-old pedestrian died in a road accident in Limerick in the early hours of this morning.
The man was treated at the scene in Cappamore and taken by ambulance to Limerick University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Just before 4am, gardaí and emergency services were alerted following an incident involving a car and pedestrian on a local road in Dromsally, near Cappamore.
Local Fianna Fáil councilor Martin Ryan said it was a tragedy and the entire community was devastated.
“We had the local agricultural show here yesterday, it was back after three years with Covid and everyone had a fantastic day, but this morning it was absolutely stunning news,” he said.
“After such a high day yesterday, to be confronted with such a tragedy is absolutely devastating and everyone is heartbroken for the family.”
Fine Gael Councilor Gerald Mitchell expressed his condolences and said the family are very respected members of the community.
“I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family. It’s a very sad day, especially after the Cappamore show,” he said.
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators were asked to examine the crime scene and the local coroner was notified. The road is currently closed with local diversions in place.
The investigating Gardaí are asking witnesses to get in touch with them.
Anyone with information can contact Bruff Garda Station on 061 382940 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
https://www.independent.ie/news/community-in-shock-after-pedestrian-18-killed-in-limerick-absolutely-numbing-news-41926284.html Community in shock after pedestrian, 18, killed in Limerick: ‘Absolutely stunning news’