Man in critical condition after being hit by car yesterday evening

Man in critical condition after being hit by car yesterday evening
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A man is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in County Kerry.

The incident happened in Waterville yesterday evening.

The collision, involving a car and a pedestrian happened at Spunkane in Waterville, County Kerry shortly before 8 o'clock yesterday evening.

The pedestrian, a man in his 50s, was rushed by ambulance, to Cork University Hospital, where he's currently in a critical condition.


The road will remain closed this morning, while a technical examination of the scene takes place. Local diversions are in place.

GardaΓ­ are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, particularly those with dash-cam footage.

Three people died on Irish roads at the weekend

Three people died in separate crashes in Limerick, Louth and Monaghan at the weekend.

A number of people were also been injured, including two children.


In Limerick, a young woman in her 20s has died following a crash.

Two children, a boy and a girl were also injured in the collision.

A man in his thirties is also receiving treatment in hospital following that single-car collision near Pallasgreen at around 3.30am.

In Louth, a man in his 30s has died in hospital, from injuries received in a single vehicle crash on the R176 in Carlingford in the early hours of the Sunday morning.


In Monaghan, a man in his 50's has died following a two-vehicle crash on the N12 at Knockaconny at around 11.15am Saturday morning.

Two people in the second car received non-life threatening injuries and were brought to hospital in Drogheda and Cavan for treatment.

GardaΓ­ are appealing for witnesses to all three crashes, and road closures are currently in operation at the crash sites in Limerick and Louth.