Man killed in Limerick road accident

By David Raleigh

A man has been killed in a single-vehicle road accident in Co Limerick today.

The fatal collision occurred between Junction 28 and 29 on the M7, between Annacotty and the Ballysimon Road, around 10am this morning.

A crashed black Renault Laguna was discovered by members of Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service who were first on the scene.

The car had crashed through a railing and into a ditch.

The male driver of the car, believed to be aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured and no other car was involved in the collision.

Three units of the Limerick city fire service attended the scene along with Gardaí and a HSE ambulance crew.

AA Roadwatch has cautioned people to avoid the area between the J29, Ballysimon and the J28, Castletroy.

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Gardaí have closed the road pending the outcome of an examination of the crash site by a Garda Forensic Collision Investigator.

A post mortem will be carried out on the deceased's body to try to establish an exact cause of death.


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