Two Irish tourists, aged 59 and 60, are crushed and killed in Rome: the victims were “thrown several meters under the impact”
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Two Irish tourists, aged 59 and 60, have been run over and killed in a horrific car crash in Rome.
The two victims were crossing a pedestrian crossing in the southern suburbs of the Italian capital when they were hit by a car and would have been thrown several meters under the impact this afternoon, reports the Italian newspaper. La Stampa.
The horrified 54-year-old Ford Fiesta driver reportedly got out of the car and administered first aid to the Irish victims, but was unable to save them.
The driver, who has not been named, was also injured in the crash and taken to nearby Sant’Eugenio Hospital.
The fatal accident happened today at 12:50 p.m. near the presidential estate of Castel Porziano, near a campsite.
Police are currently investigating the case and will determine if the motorist ran a red light when he hit the two Irish tourists.
MailOnline has contacted the Irish Embassy in Rome for comment.
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Two Irish tourists, aged 59 and 60, were run over and killed in a horrific car crash in Rome (file image)