Gardai investigating fatal traffic accident involving woman in 80s

By Mark Keane

Gardai are investigating and appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision involving a woman in her 80s in Rathfarnham yesterday (Wednesday).

According to a Garda statement released this morning: “Gardaí and emergency services attended a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian at Woodside Grove, Rathfarnham, on October 10 at approximately 4.40pm.”

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The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was removed to the mortuary at Tallaght Hospital for post-mortem.

The female driver of the vehicle, who is also in her 80s, was taken to St James’s Hospital with minor injuries.

A technical and forensic examination of the scene has been completed and the road has since re-opened to traffic.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Rathfarnham Garda Station on 01-6666500, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

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