Tributes paid to ‘kind and caring’ road accident victim

Warm tributes are being paid to a pedestrian who died in a road traffic accident on Monday at Tibohine near Ballaghaderreen.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 10.40 am on Monday on the N5.

The pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has been named as 57-year-old Geraldine Beirne (nee Deehan) from Tulsk and formerly of Scramogue, Co. Roscommon.

Geraldine was described as ‘a good friend and a kind and caring person’ by one of her colleagues at Home Instead, where she worked as a senior carer for over 34 years.

Local Senator Eugene Murphy, who knew Geraldine since childhood, said there was a “deep sense of loss” throughout many parts of Roscommon following her death.

“When word spread that Geraldine was the casualty there was a terrible sense of loss and upset everywhere,” he said.

“Apart from growing up in Scramogue, Ger had also lived in Strokestown for a number of years and presently had lived in Tulsk. I have been very friendly for many years with Ger. Everyone’s thoughts are now with her adult children, her brother, sister, other relatives and close friends”.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N5 at Ballaghaderreen between 10 am and 10.45 am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.