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11-year-old girl dies following a road traffic collision in North Kerry

May 11, 2021 07:05 By radiokerrynews
11-year-old girl dies following a road traffic collision in North Kerry 11-year-old girl dies following a road traffic collision in North Kerry
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An 11-year-old girl has died, following a road traffic incident in North Kerry.

A female pedal cyclist and a van were involved in the collision.

Gardaí are investigating the fatal road traffic collision that occurred 3km outside Abbeydorney last evening at approximately 7.30.

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A female pedal cyclist and a van were involved in the collision.

The pedal cyclist, a girl aged 11, was seriously injured during the collision.

She was taken to University Hospital Kerry, where she later passed away.

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The driver of the van, a man in his fifties, was removed to UHK for treatment of his injuries.

The road remains closed as a technical examination of the scene is being conducted by garda forensic collision investigators.

Local diversions are in place.

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Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling near Abbeydorney on the R556, between 7pm and 8pm yesterday evening, and who may have camera footage, including dash cam, are asked to make it available to gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on (066) 71 02 300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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