Thurles Woman Dies in Tragic Accident

A THURLES woman has died following a tragic accident yesterday in Thurles. Bridie Corbett, from Kennedy Park, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a road traffic accident on Friar Street, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Thursday this week (November 17th).

A THURLES woman has died following a tragic accident yesterday in Thurles. Bridie Corbett, from Kennedy Park, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a road traffic accident on Friar Street, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Thursday this week (November 17th).

Diversions were put in place for several hours following the accident. Ms Corbett (81) was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital with injuries which were described as “serious”. Ms Corbett died in the early hours of Friday (November 18th).

Also on Thursday, at around 1.30pm, an empty carriage became separated from a truck at the bridge in Thurles. The street was closed for several hours while a crane was used to winch the carriage onto the back of another truck, to be towed away. It’s understood an emergency ambulance was stopped from crossing the bridge while the diversions were put in place.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.