Pensioner dies after being struck by car
Gardai are investigating after a 72-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a car while crossing the road near her home in Killester in north Dublin.
The woman was last night named locally as Patricia Dunne who lived in the area with her husband John.
The incident occurred on the Howth Road near the junction with Collins Avenue at around 12.30pm yesterday afternoon.
It's understood Mrs Dunne was crossing the "treacherous" road when she was struck by a car.
Emergency services, including gardai, ambulances and the fire service, all responded to the incident and Mrs Dunne was rushed to the Mater Hospital.
However, she sustained serious injuries and passed away in hospital.
The road was closed for a time to allow for garda forensic collision investigators to carry out an examination of the scene.
Mrs Dunne was well known in the area and her family have strong ties to the Killester United Football Club.
One man who was on the scene shortly after the incident said there "were several emergency vehicles at the scene".
"It's a particularly treacherous stretch of road and there is a bad bend there. It's a bit of a black spot really," he told the Herald.
Gardai have issued an appeal for witnesses or anyone with any information on the incident to contact Raheny Garda Station on 01 6664300.