Two women die after being struck by car in Co Galway

Incident involves two vehicles near Station Road, Ballinasloe at 6pm on Thursday

The collision happened at Station Road, Ballinasloe, shortly before 6pm on Thursday. Photograph: Google Street View

Two women have died after they were hit by a car in Ballinasloe, Co Galway on Thursday evening.

The pedestrians, both in their 50s, were fatally injured after they were struck by a car which had collided with a second car.

The incident happened at around 5.40pm at Station Road in Ballinasloe.

They were pronounced dead at the scene and their bodies have been removed to Portiuncula Hospital for a postmortem.

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Local Sinn Féin Councillor Dermot Connolly said the community in Ballinasloe were "shocked and devastated" about the incident.

“I would like to extend my condolences to the families and friends of the two people who were killed tonight. Everyone is understandably shocked and saddened by such a desperate tragedy,” he said.

AA Roadwatch said Station Road remained closed as gardaí and emergency services were at the scene.

Motorists were advised to use alternative routes.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Ballinasloe Garda station on 090 9631890 or any Garda station.