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24/07/2021

Video of M8 crash scene where elderly man died and woman injured posted online

Gardaí issue appeal and statement on the crash

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Gardaí have made an appeal to the public not to share images on social media of a crash scene in which an elderly died and a woman was injured on the M8 Cork Dublin motorway.

Gardaí say are aware of video footage and images of the collision has circulated online. They are asking people not to share this material out of respect to the family of the deceased and to those involved. 

In the statement, they also outlined what happened.

Shortly after 4pm Gardaí and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a two-car collision on the M8 southbound between J6 Thurles and J7 Cashel North. The driver of one of the cars; a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the car. The driver and sole occupant of the second car; a woman in her late 30s, was removed from the scene to Cork University Hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
 
The deceased has since been removed to the mortuary at South Tipperary Hospital, Clonmel and the local Coroner has been notified. MORE BELOW LINK

Gardaí say Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested to examine the scene and traffic diversions are in place. Significant traffic delays are reported on some of the affected routes, a number of Garda units are directing traffic as work continues to clear the crash site.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on the motorway at the time with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thurles Garda Station on 0504-25100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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