Woman dead following crash on Limerick-Dublin motorway


GARDAÍ have appealed for witnesses and dash cam footage after a woman died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle collision, on the Limerick to Dublin motorway, Monday.

The 69-year old, in a critical condition, was rushed from the scene near Ballywilliam, situated outside Nenagh, to University Hospital Limerick, but she was later pronounced dead there.

A major emergency services response operation swung into action following a series of collisions involving a truck and four other vehicles on the M7.

Dozens of ambulance crews, gardai, as well as the Air Corps 112 air ambulance, based in Custume Barracks, Athlone, were dispatched to the scene.

“Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a number of vehicles that occurred at approximately 1:20pm on Monday, 6th December, 2021, on the M7 near Ballywilliam in Nenagh, County Tipperary,” said a Garda spokesman.

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“The driver of one of these vehicles, a woman in her 60s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries. She passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, 7th December, 2021. No other serious injuries were reported.”

“The road was closed in order for a technical examination to be conducted but has since re-opened fully.”

Investigators sought “any road users who may have camera footage and were travelling in the area at the time are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067 50450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.