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Ireland Limerick teenager tragically dies after being struck by car while 'walking home from party'

07:50  18 november  2019
07:50  18 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A 16-year-old male pedestrian has died after he was struck by a car in the townland of Garraunboy, Adare, Limerick in the early hours of this morning. The teenager 's body remains at scene and will be removed shortly to Limerick University Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

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a man wearing a suit and tie: 16-year old Nathan Lawlor Hough died in a single vehicle road traffic collision outside Adare, Co Limerick © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited 16-year old Nathan Lawlor Hough died in a single vehicle road traffic collision outside Adare, Co Limerick Gardai believe a 16-year old boy who died Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle, had been walking home from a house party.

The boy, who was named locally as Nathan Lawlor Hough, from Rathkeale, Co Limerick, was in a collision with a vehicle around 3.45am, about 2km outside the village of Adare on the N21 Limerick to Tralee road.

According to reliable sources, Nathan had earlier attended a joint 18th birthday party in a local pub before attending a house party in the area with a group of friends.

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In a further twist to the tragedy, an uncle of Nathan’s, was part of a crew from Rathkeale Fire Service that responded to the scene of the fatal collision, according to a reliable source.

Garda sources said they believed Nathan had been socialising at birthday party celebrations in the area and was walking home when he died. Friends were said to be in total shock.

a truck that is driving down the road: The scene at Garraunboy, Adare, Limerick where a sixteen year old male teenager was struck and killed by a car in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22 © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited The scene at Garraunboy, Adare, Limerick where a sixteen year old male teenager was struck and killed by a car in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22 “He was a gorgeous looking fella and everyone knew him as a good guy,” a source said.

When gardai arrived an ambulance crew was already on scene, making valiant efforts to save the boy’s life, however he was pronounced dead on the roadway.

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A man has been killed after he was struck by a car while walking in Castleconnell, Co Limerick on Sunday morning. Gardai said the crash happened in the townland of Gooig shortly after 6 am . The driver of the car was uninjured. The road is closed to traffic and local diversions are in place pending

A postmortem is due to take place on the boy’s body at 9.30am Monday morning, at University Hospital Limerick.

Superintendent Aileen Magner, Newcastle West garda station, passed on her sympathies to the boy’s family, and said the investigation was ongoing.

“We are still investigating the last movements of Nathan,” Supt Magner said.

“I’d appeal for anybody who may have been passing at the time and who may have noticed anything unusual, or anybody who may have dash cam footage, their help would be appreciated,” she added.

The male driver of the car involved was not injured and was “helping gardai with their enquiries” into the fatal collision, according to garda source.

Local Fianna Fáil councillor Bridie Collins said everyone in the village was “shocked” by the “tragedy”.

“It’s an awful tragedy for whoever it is and their family, there is a young wee fella not coming home. There for the grace of god go any of us that any our own (children) come home every night they go out,” Ms Collins said.

“All I can say is that it is a horrendous tragedy. I’m shocked. My heart bleeds for the family. It’s a wasted life, 16 years old.”

“The sadness around is that this 16 year old did not come home today. It’s the end of a very short life, and life is so short and so precious,” she added.

“My sympathy goes out to his family. We are all really shocked. Myself and my husband have just been talking about our own children, getting them through the teenage years and you still worry about them – they are in their early twenties – and God, I just can’t imagine how I would feel if one of them weren’t coming home, it just doesn’t bear thinking about.”

A garda spokeswoman said: “Anyone with information is asked to contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069 – 20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”


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