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Appeal for witnesses after man hit by car after getting out of his truck

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

File photo of the stretch of road.
File photo of the stretch of road.
Image: Screenshot via Google Maps

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after a truck driver was struck by a car after getting out of his vehicle on the M9.

The man, aged in his early 40s, was airlifted to hospital after the collision, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The crashed happened at around 7.30pm yesterday evening between junction 4 at Castledermot, Co Kildare, and junction 5 at Tinryland, Co Carlow.

Gardaí say he had pulled on to the hard shoulder and stepped out of the truck when he was struck by a passing car.

image2 Source: Noel Flannery

The occupants of the car, a man and a woman in their mid-30s, were uninjured.

The road has reopened following a forensic examination.

Investigating gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone with information to contact Carlow Garda Station 059-9136620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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