Limerick crash victim remains in serious condition

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Reporter:

Gerard Fitzgibbon

A PEDESTRIAN in his late 50s remained in a serious condition after he was hit by a car in Abbeyfeale.

A PEDESTRIAN in his late 50s remained in a serious condition after he was hit by a car in Abbeyfeale.

The man was crossing the road at Church Street at 12.50pm on Monday when he was struck by a vehicle, suffering serious head injuries.

Emergency services were called and the victim, who lives in the area, was rushed to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The road at Church Street was closed on Monday while gardai carried out a full technical examination of the scene, but was re-opened a short time later.

Garda John Lynch of Abbeyfeale garda station said that an investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Local county councillor Liam Galvin described the incident as “a terrible accident” and said that “our thoughts and prayers” are with the family of the victim.

Cllr Galvin added that he wished the victim, who is a friend of his and a popular character in Abbeyfeale, “a speedy recovery”.

“This is a terrible accident, and it’s been very hard on both families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all, I’ve no doubt it’s been a tough few days for them. You have to feel for the young driver as well, it’s an awful situation.”