Man dies, two Gardaí injured, in Galway road accident

Man dies, two Gardaí injured, in Galway road accident

A man has been killed and two Gardaí have been injured in a two-car traffic accident in Co. Galway.

Gardaí in Gort are investigating the collision that happened on the N18, around 2kms on the Galway side of Ardrahan shortly after 12.30am.

A 66-year-old male pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a car which also struck a parked garda car injuring the two Gardaí who were outside it at the time.

The male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and his body taken to University Hospital Galway.

The two Gardaí are in University Hospital Galway with injuries described as non-life threatening.

A man in his 40’s, who was the driver of the first car, was arrested at the scene and taken to Gort Garda Station. He has since been released.

The stretch of the N18 where the accident happened is currently closed for a forensic examination and local diversions are in place.


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