Vincent, 44, is 10th Limerick road victim in 2014

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

The scene of the fatal accident in Hospital village on this Tuesday morning
GARDAI in Bruff are continuing to investigate a fatal road traffic collision in Hospital this week in which a man described as “one of life’s gentlemen” was killed.

GARDAI in Bruff are continuing to investigate a fatal road traffic collision in Hospital this week in which a man described as “one of life’s gentlemen” was killed.

The incident occurred at Main Street, Hospital at approximately 2.10am this Tuesday morning.

A pedestrian, Vincent Ryan Jnr, 44, of Bank Place in Hospital was fatally injured when he was struck by a car.

He is the 10th person to die on Limerick roads this year. The accident happened outside Hospital Community Hall.

The road was closed early this Tuesday to facilitate a garda forensic examination and local diversions were in place for a number of hours.

Mr Ryan, who was not married, was described by locals as “a lovely, quiet fella – a gentleman”.

“He lost his mother about two years ago and would visit her grave twice during the day.”

Local councillor Gerald Mitchell described the accident as a terrible tragedy for both families concerned.

“It’s a terrible tragedy in the area. A young man to lose his life and another young man driving the car. I would like to extend my sympathies to the families.”

Local man Joseph Leahy said: “I knew Vincent to see him. He was a sound, quiet man. I only found out when I was going to work. I saw all the guards and someone filled me in then on what happened. It’s shocking.”

Funeral arrangements for Mr Ryan have not yet been released.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Bruff garda station on 061-382940 the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.