Man dies in Galway road accident

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Loughrea, Co Galway today.

At approximately 12.45pm, a man aged in 40s was seriously injured when the car he was driving collided with a wall on the R446 at Moyleen near Loughrea.

He was taken by ambulance to Portiuncula Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A nine-year-old boy travelling in the car at the time was also taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Forensic collision investigators have carried out an examination of the scene and the road has since reopened to traffic.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Loughrea Garda Station 091-842870 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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