Gardaí are investigating a road collision in Kildare yesterday in which a 59-year-old council worker was killed.

He was working at road works at Graiguesallagh in Maynooth at about 3pm when he was hit by a car.

He was taken to Naas General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A technical examination of the scene was carried out by garda forensic collision investigators.

The Health and Safety Authority has been informed.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Maynooth Garda Station on 01-6292380, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any garda station.