Pedestrian dies following Ardrahan crash on Monday

The man who died following a crash in Ardrahan earlier this week has been named as Martin Heffernan. The 47-year-old was walking along the road near Labane cemetery when he was hit by a truck on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services attended the scene and Mr Heffernan was rushed to University Hospital Galway with severe injuries. However, he passed away at the hospital yesterday afternoon. Mr Heffernan who was originally from Woodford, had been living in Ardrahan for a number of years.

Locals are deeply shocked at his death as he was very well known in the Labane area. His home is located just a few hundred metres from the accident scene.

Gardai in Gort are investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses to contact them. Sergeant Pat Fahy of Gort Garda Station is describing it as a tragedy. “It happened at around 4.30pm so visibility was OK at the time. We are appealing for anybody who was in the area and who may have seen something to come forward, as we are looking for independent witnesses.

The driver who was involved remained at the scene. He was not injured but was obviously very traumatised by what happened.’’

Gort Garda Station can be contacted on 091 - 636400.

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