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Gardai confirm woman airlifted to hospital after crash days ago passes away

The woman, in her 50s, was rushed to Beaumont Hospital after the collision

23/05/2020 21:30:00

Gardai confirm woman dies three days after being airlifted to hospital following crash near Athy, Co Kildare

The woman, in her 50s, was rushed to Beaumont Hospital after the collision

on the R418 at Nicholastown near Athy, Co Kildare.She fought for her life but gardai have confirmed she was pronounced dead on Saturday.The man driving the car, in his 70s, was also taken to hospital for treatment.An investigation into the crash has already begun and gardai have urged any witnesses to come forward.

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A spokesman said: "On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 Gardaí from Athy and Emergency Services personnel attended at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a car."The collision occurred at approximately 4.30pm on the R418 at Nicholastown near Athy.

"The pedestrian, a woman aged in her late 50s, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene to Beaumont Hospital where she was pronounced dead on Saturday, 23 May 2020.Sign-up for the Irish Mirror newsletter Sign up for our newsletter today!

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You can unsubscribe from this service at any time. And rest assured that your data will not be shared with any other party."The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was also taken for medical treatment. He was the sole occupant of the car."A full examination of the crash site and car was carried out by Garda Forensic Collison Investigators and PSV officers. The Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination will be arranged. A Garda family liaison officer has been appointed in the case.

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