Mon, 06 Dec 2021

CO LAOIS, Ireland - A youth struck by a van while walking on Saturday morning in County Laois has died in hospital.

The teenager was hit by the van around 7:30am on Saturday on the N80 at Clonsoghey in Co.Laois.

The young man was treater by emergency responders at the scene before being taken to Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise where he later died from his injuries.

A post-mortem will take place at a later date. The driver of the van was uninjured.

An examination of the scene by Forensic Collision Investigators took place requiring the road to be closed for some time/

Investigating gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on this road at the time with camera footage to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda station on 057 867 4100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

(File photo).

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