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Gardai appeal for dash-cam footage or witnesses

Garda forensic officers examining the scene of the crash at the Cleeney Roundabout this evening

THE woman who sustained serious injuries in an accident at the Cleeney Roundabout in Killarney this morning was rushed to Cork University Hospital for emergency treatment.

The collision, which occurred shortly after 8.30am, involved a truck and a pedestrian aged in her 50s. The driver of the vehicle is not understood to have been injured.

The accident happened close to a pedestrian crossing at the very busy junction. It is believed the truck was turning onto the bypass road from the roundabout and heading in the Cork road direction at the time.

The scene of the accident as viewed from the bypass road shortly after it occurred this morning

Emergency services, including paramedics, garda and the fire service, were quick to the scene and the roadway was immediately sealed off.

A forensic examination of the scene and the truck was conducted and the road remained closed until mid-afternoon with traffic diverted to other routes by gardai on duty at the roundabout.

Anybody that may have witnessed the incident or anybody that may have been passing the scene at around 8.30am and might have dash-cam footage is asked to contact Killarney Gards Station on 064-6631222 0r 064-6671160.

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