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Gardai rush to the scene as man dies after being hit by car while out walking in Co Kildare


A man has died after he was struck by a car in Co Kildare on Saturday.

The man, aged in his 60s, was out walking on the Maynooth Road in Celbridge on Saturday evening when he was hit by the vehicle.

Gardai and emergency services rushed to the scene but the man was pronounced dead.

His body has since been taken to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Forensic Collision Investigators examined the scene and the road has since reopened. Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.



The incident happened on the Maynooth Road in Celbridge on Saturday.(stock image)
The incident happened on the Maynooth Road in Celbridge on Saturday.(stock image)

“Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred yesterday evening, Saturday 11th December, 2021, on the Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

“The pedestrian, a man aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem will take place. No other injuries have been reported.

“Forensic Collision Investigators attended and an examination of the scene took place. The road is now open.

“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to contact them. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash cam) and were travelling along the Maynooth Road and the surrounding area between 10:00pm and 11:30pm yesterday evening, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01 666 7800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.





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