Man (92) dies after being hit by car near Cork city

Church sacristan Dan O’Connor from Blackrock was injured in crash on Tuesday

Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the Ballintemple incident

Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the Ballintemple incident

 

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses following the death of a 92-year-old man after he was hit by a car in a Cork city suburb on Tuesday.

Widower Dan O’Connor from Blackrock was fatally injured when he was struck while crossing the road near Ballintemple Post Office.

Mr O’Connor, who served as sacristan at St Michael’s church in Blackrock, was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital but he died in the early hours of Friday morning.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and spoke to gardaí but officers in Blackrock are anxious to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident which happened at around 2.30pm.

They have asked anyone who can assist them in any way to contact them at Blackrock Garda station at 021-4536690 or Anglesea Street Garda station at 021 4522000.

Mr O’Connor is the fourth person to die on Cork roads so far this year.