Limerick man (71) dies after being hit by van reversing into his home

‘The family are obviously shocked. It’s an awful tragedy,’ said a source

Gardaí said they were treating it as a tragic accident. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Gardaí said they were treating it as a tragic accident. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

 

Gardaí are treating the death of an elderly man who was knocked down and killed at his home on Tuesday evening as a tragic accident.

The 71-year old deceased was struck by a van being driven by family member, sources said.

The vehicle was reversing into a side yard at the house at the time.

The deceased was named locally as Sean Ryan (71) from Ballyneety, Co Limerick.

The tragic incident occurred at the deceased’s home a short distance outside Ballyneety village, close to Ballyneety Golf Club.

Gardaí and paramedics attached to the National Ambulance Service received a call shortly before 5pm of a serious incident at the house.

“The family are obviously shocked. It’s an awful tragedy,” said a source.

A garda spokesman said they were treating the incident as a tragic accident.