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Man dies in hospital hours after car and bin lorry collided and car crashed into wall on Offaly road

Road tragedy

The car and bin lorry collided on Charleville Road in Tullamore before the car impacted with a wall

A MAN in his late 80s lost his life after a car and a bin lorry collided and the car hit a wall in Offaly yesterday morning. The collision occurred on the Charleville Road at approximately 10am on Friday.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses

The man’s car and a bin lorry collided and the car impacted with a wall, a Garda spokeswoman said. The male, who was the sole occupant of his car, was rushed to Tullamore General Hospital where he passed away late last night.

The driver of the bin lorry was not injured.

The spokeswoman added: “The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and has since reopened.

“Garda? are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact them at Tullamore Garda Station 057 9327600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

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