CO CORK, Ireland - A serious road traffic collision closed the N72, Rathmore, in the direction of Mallow.
Garda in Millstreet, Co Cork are investigating the collision that occurred on Friday night.
Around 7:10pm Friday on the N72 at Churchview, Rathmore, Co Kerry, a pedestrian, a man in his 80s, was struck by a car and seriously injured.
The man was taken from the scene by Ambulance and is currently in a critical condition at Cork University Hospital.
The road was closed to allow Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to conduct an examination.
Investigating gardai are appealing for witnesses and road users who travelled on the N72, Rathmore, in the direction of Mallow, between 7:00pm and 7:30pm On Friday night. Gardai in particular want to talk to anyone who may have seen a small silver car on this road during these times, to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Millstreet Garda Station on (029) 70002 or Macroom Garda station on (026) 20590 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
(File photo - Credit: St John Ambulance).