Two elderly women killed in separate road accidents
Two elderly women have been killed within minutes of each other while crossing the road in separate accidents.
One the victims, aged in her early 80s, was hit by a car as she was attempting to get across the southbound carriageway of the N11 in Dublin.
The incident occurred close to Cabinteely shortly before 1pm.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body taken to St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown for a post mortem examination.
The busy route was closed for a time and diversions put in place.
Around the same time, a woman in her 70s was killed after being struck by a lorry in Carrick on Suir, Co Tipperary.
She was also trying to cross the road at the time on the N24 Limerick to Waterford road in the Townspark area.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed for several hours to allow Garda technical experts carry out a forensic examination.
Investigating gardai have appealed for witnesses to come forward in both cases.