Teenage girl killed in Kildare road accident

Teenage girl killed in Kildare road accident

A 16-year-old girl has died in a road accident in Celbridge, Co Kildare.

The girl was struck by a car at about 4.55pm on the Celbridge to Leixlip Road, at an area known as the Celbridge interchange close to an Apple Green service station.

The girl was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown were she was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was not injured.

Gardaí have asked for any witnesses to contact them at Celbridge Garda Station on 01 6012370.

Kildare County Council's road safety officer Declan Keogh said: "This is a tragic incident and it is awful news for any family to receive.

"This will also be a very difficult time for this young girl's family and close friends and I wish to extend my sympathies to the family and friends of this teenage girl."

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