A man in his 50s has died after he was struck by a car in Co Limerick.

The accident happened on the N21 Limerick/Tralee road near Ardagh at around 7.30pm this evening.

The man was hit by a passing car following an earlier minor collision.

It is understood he had been clearing debris from the scene when he was fatally injured.

The man's body has been removed to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

Gardaí in Askeaton have appealed for witnesses to contact them.