Two Irish tourists, aged 59 and 60, are run over and killed in Rome: victims were ‘thrown several meters by the impact’
- Two victims were traveling on the southern outskirts of Rome when they were hit
Two Irish tourists aged 59 and 60 have been run over and killed in a horrific car crash in Rome.
The two victims were walking across a pedestrian crossing on the southern outskirts of the Italian capital when they were hit by a car this afternoon and were reportedly thrown several meters by the impact, an Italian newspaper reports La Stampa.
The horrified driver of the Ford Fiesta reportedly got out of the car and administered first aid to the Irish victims before paramedics arrived at the scene.
But the two Irish tourists could not be saved as they were pronounced dead after the fatal accident.
The 54-year-old driver, whose name has not been released, was also injured in the accident and was taken to the nearby Sant’Eugenio hospital.
Two Irish tourists aged 59 and 60 have been run over and killed in a horrific car crash in Rome. Pictured: Police officers on site today
The fatal accident happened today at 12.50 p.m. near the Presidential Office of Castel Porziano, near a campsite.
Police are now investigating the case and will determine if the motorist ran a red light when hitting the two Irish tourists.
MailOnline has reached out to the Irish Embassy in Rome for comment.
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