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20/10/2021

Woman killed after being hit by lorry on M7

Injured motorist’s condition is "critical" following car accident near Tipperary Town 

A woman pedestrian has died in hospital after being struck by a lorry this afternoon on the busy Dublin Cork Limerick M7. 

Gardai say the deceased was seriously injured when she was struck by an articulated lorry on the M7 southbound between J12 Newbridge and J13 Kildare. 

The woman was removed by ambulance and taken to University Hospital Tallaght, where she has since passed away. 

The scene, which has been examined by Forensic Collision Investigators, was attended by a number of Garda units as well as emergency services. 

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward, particularly if video footage from a dash cam is available. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Kildare Garda Station on 045 527 730 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. 

There were long tailbacks on the M7 after the incident but the motorway has since fully reopened to traffic. 

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