Pensioner is hit by passing jeep

An elderly woman was knocked down by a passing jeep in Durrow, yesterday (Tuesday).

An elderly woman was knocked down by a passing jeep in Durrow, yesterday (Tuesday).

The incident happened between 10.30 and 11am on Mary Street. The 81-year-old, who is believed to have been local, was taken to hospital after the incident.

But Abbeyleix Gardai confirmed on Tuesday afternoon, that her injuries were not life threatening.

Gardai said they had been “extra cautious” in closing the road for a number of hours.