Elderly Man Killed In Loughrea Car Crash

A 77-year-old man has died after his car collided with a steel barrier in Loughrea, Galway.

The incident occurred on Barrack Street at around 8am on Tuesday, 06 February.

The victim, who was driving the car, was assisted from the vehicle by passer-bys who performed CPR.

He was then taken by ambulance to Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe where he was later pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the collision.

Gardaí in Loughrea are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 091 842870, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.


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