Three pedestrians, driver die in road crashes


Four people have died on the State's roads since yesterday morning.

A male pedestrian in his thirties died after being struck by a vehicle shortly before 11 p.m. yesterday. The accident happened on the Dublin Road, Painstown, Co. Meath. Gardaí at Drogheda are investigating.

Elsewhere, a woman in her thirties died after the car she was driving collided with another car at Claureen, Hollymount, near Claremorris, Co Mayo, at 4.15 p.m.

The driver and passenger of the other car were treated at Mayo General Hospital for injuries; these are not thought to be serious.

A woman in her eighties died after being knocked down by a van in Tuam, Co Galway, yesterday at 12.30 p.m.

A woman in her seventies was killed after being hit by a truck in Dublin city shortly before 12 p.m. at High Street near Christchurch. She was taken to St. James's Hospital but died yesterday afternoon. Gardaí at Kevin Street are investigating.

The names of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been notified.