Man dies after being struck by van in car park of sports ground in Cork

A MAN has died after he was struck by a van in a sports ground car park this afternoon.

The collision happened in Donnybrook, Douglas, Co. Cork, at around 3.30pm.

Gardai are investigating the collision

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Gardai are investigating the collision

The pedestrian, aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

A spokesman said: “Gardai are currently at the scene of a fatal collision, which occurred in a car park of a sports ground in Donnybrook, Douglas, Co. Cork, Saturday 26th September 2020 at approximately 3:30pm.

“The collision involved a van and a pedestrian.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 70s, was fatally injured.

“He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“The scene is now being examined by Forensic Collision Investigators.

“Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have any information or camera footage (including dash-cam) to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021 452 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

Meanwhile, gardai are also investigating after the body of a man was discovered on the motorway this morning.

The man, whose age is unknown, was travelling on an electric scooter in the early hours of Saturday morning on the N51 in Harmanstown, Slane, Co Meath.

Gardai were dispatched to scene after receiving reports of “an unconscious man” at 2:50am lying on the road.

He was treated by an ambulance crew but was later pronounced dead.

Cork, Ireland – The Sun