Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man in his late 80s was struck by a car in Co. Mayo on Saturday evening.

The elderly male pedestrian was hit by a car at approximately 6.45pm on Saturday 13th January on the old N5 road approximately 2km from Charlestown.

Gardai have described the accident as a “serious collision”.

He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Mayo in Castlebar. No further details on his condition have been released.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have information to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 .