Pensioner dies in Mayo after being struck by car

Elderly man in his 80s taken to hospital on Saturday, but died of his injuries on Monday

The occupants of the car involved in the collision were unharmed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The occupants of the car involved in the collision were unharmed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

 

A pensioner who was injured after being struck by a car in Co Mayo on Saturday has died.

The man, who was aged in his late 80s, was hit by the vehicle while walking on the old N5 road near Charlestown at around 6.45pm on Saturday.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Mayo but died of his injuries on Monday, gardaí have confirmed.

The occupants of the car involved in the collision were unharmed. Investigations are ongoing.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Claremorris Garda station on 094-9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666 111.