Gardaí seek witnesses to County Limerick fatal accident

The scene of the fatal accident on the Old Cratloe Road this morning.

GARDAÍ have appealed for witnesses and dash-cam footage, after a man died in a road traffic collision close to the Limerick/Clare border this morning.

The deceased, who was in his 40s, was a front seat passenger in a white coloured van and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí said the two-car collision occurred around 10am at the junction of Old Cratloe Road and Woodcockhill Road in County Limerick.

“A male passenger (late 40s) was fatally injured when the two car collision occurred. His body has been removed from the scene and taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem will take place in due course,” read a Garda statement.

“The male driver (mid 20s) of the same vehicle was taken to University Hospital Limerick to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The male driver (late 60s) of the second vehicle was uninjured.”

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“The road remains closed at this time and Forensic Collision Investigators are carrying out a technical examination of the scene. Local diversions are in place.”

“We are appealing for witnesses particularly any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the Old Cratloe Road or Woodcockhill Road, Limerick between 9.30am and 10am, to make this footage available to Gardaí”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station