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Elderly woman has died after being knocked down by lorry

Elderly woman has died after being knocked down by lorry
A Garda 'Road closed' sign and tape, Β© PA Archive/PA Images

A woman has died after an incident in Macroom earlier today.

According to reports, the elderly woman was struck by a lorry on Main Street shortly after 1 pm, as dignitaries were gathered north of the town to mark the official opening of the new bypass.

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Emergency services quickly arrived at the scene including Gardai and Fire Brigade, but the woman was pronounced dead a short time later.

The road is currently closed and diversions are in place, with passengers asked to take alternative routes.

As reported by CorkBeo, A spokesperson for the Gardai press office said: "GardaΓ­ are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the Main Street in Macroom, County Cork.

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"The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place. No further information is available at this time"

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