Man killed in Co Tipperary motorway crash

Gardaí appeal for public not to share video footage of M8 motorway collision online

A man in his 80s has been killed and a woman injured in a collision on the M8 motorway in Co Tipperary.

A man in his 80s has been killed and a woman injured in a collision on the M8 motorway in Co Tipperary.

 

A man in his 80s has been killed in a road traffic collision on the M8 motorway in Co Tipperary on Monday.

Emergency services and gardaí were called to the scene of the crash shortly after 4pm, and the elderly man was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision involved two cars and occurred on the M8 southbound, between the Thurles and Cashel North junctions, a Garda spokesman said.

The man in his 80s was the driver and sole occupant of the car. A woman in her 30s was the sole occupant of the second car and was injured in the crash.

She was taken from the scene to Cork University Hospital, and her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The body of the deceased man has been removed to the mortuary at South Tipperary Hospital, Clonmel, and the local Coroner has been notified.

Garda forensic collision investigators are due to examine the scene of the crash, with local traffic diversions in place.

“Significant traffic delays are reported on some of the affected routes, a number of Garda units are directing traffic as work continues to clear the crash site,” a Garda spokesman said.

“Investigating Gardaí are aware of video footage and images of the collision currently circulating online. Out of respect to the family of the deceased and to those involved we would ask people not to share this material,” he said.

The Garda are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, and in particular for any road users with camera or dash-cam footage, who were driving along the section of the motorway.

Any witnesses have been asked to contact Thurles Garda Station on 0504-25100, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.