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Donegal mum dies after tripping and falling into path of taxi

By Staff Reporter

A mother-of-three died less than two hours into the new year after tripping and falling in front of a taxi.

Charity worker Sheena Stewart (33) was struck by a mini-bus taxi after falling onto the road in Main Street, Ballyshannon, in Donegal at 1.50am. She died at the scene despite frantic efforts to save her by the driver and paramedics.

Originally from Ballybofey, Ms Stewart lived in Letterkenny where she volunteered for a charity which works with disadvantaged families.

She had celebrated the arrival of the new year in Bundoran and then went to Ballyshannon, seven kilometres away, hoping to catch a bus to Letterkenny.

She was struck near a bus-stop. The driver of the mini-bus, a man in his 50s, was uninjured but was said to be left distraught by the incident.

He had just dropped off passengers in the town and was on his way to his next pick-up when the accident happened.

Ballyshannon town centre was sealed off by gardai for several hours yesterday while forensics officers carried out an examination.

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