A female pedestrian has tragically died in Sligo road accident


A woman aged in her early 70’s has tragically died following a road traffic collision which took place in Sligo Town yesterday afternoon.

The fatal road accident involving a pedestrian and a car occurred at approximately 4pm on Tuesday, April 26, at the junction of Castle Street and Market Street in Sligo Town.

A female pedestrian in her early 70’s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. A male pedestrian sustained non life threatening injuries during the course of this collision and was taken to Sligo University Hospital. 

The driver and passenger of the car involved were also taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As reported by GalwayBeo, eyewitnesses claim that they saw a car drive down Old Market Street, before it appeared to "go out of control, mount the footpath on Grattan Street before crashing through the front window of a premises."

Castle Street and Market Street are currently closed and a technical examination is being conducted by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

An Garda Síochána are aware that some mobile phone camera footage is being shared on social media and are appealing for people not to further share this imagery if they come across it out of respect for the family of the deceased.

Gardaí are also appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Castle Street or Market Street areas between 4pm and 4:15pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 9157000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Our thoughts go out to the woman’s family and loved ones during this harrowing time.

Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.