Woman dies after being struck by car in Sligo

Male pedestrian, driver and passenger all taken to hospital for treatment

A woman in her 70s has died following a collision in Sligo on Tuesday.

The deceased, who was a pedestrian, was killed following a collision with a car at about 4pm at the junction of Castle Street and Market Street in Sligo Town.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardaí said a male pedestrian sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sligo University Hospital.

"An Garda Síochána are aware that some mobile phone camera footage is being shared on social media," they said, and appealed "for people not to further share this imagery if they come across it out of respect for the family of the deceased".


The driver and a passenger in the car involved were also taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Castle Street and Market Street remained closed on Tuesday evening as a technical examination was carried out and local diversions were in place.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the collision to come forward. Any road users or pedestrians with camera or dashcam footage, and who were travelling in the Castle Street or Market Street areas between 4pm and 4:15pm, are asked to make contact with investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda station at (071) 915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any station.

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times