Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a woman died in an accident in Co Clare.

The woman was placing her shopping in the back of a car, when the car went into reverse and she was knocked to the ground.

The incident happened on Francis Street in Ennis at 1.30pm.

The woman's grandson was inside the car at the time while a second child was standing close to it.

Both children escaped injury but were treated in hospital for shock.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was  removed to University Hospital Limerick for a postmortem examination.

Gardaí in Ennis are appealing for witnesses who were in the area of Aldi and Tesco to contact them on 065 6848100.