A man has been killed in a road traffic collision in County Limerick in the early hours of this morning.
The 44-year-old was crossing the main street in Hospital around 2.15am when he was hit by a car.
Emergency services including gardaí, ambulance and Limerick County Fire Service were called, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body was taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem will take place later this morning.
The road is closed pending a garda forensic examination and diversions are in place.
Motorists travelling from Limerick to Cork are advised to turn right at the post office on the Knockainey Road, while those travelling from Cork must divert at Moore's shop in Hospital and take the Bruff Road.