A woman has died after being struck by a car in Sligo town - while three other people were taken to hospital from the scene.

The collision involving a car and pedestrian occurred at about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the junction of Castle Street and Market Street in the town.

The pedestrian - a woman in her early 70's - died at the scene.

A male pedestrian was also injured, and was taken to Sligo hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver and passenger of the car involved were also taken to hospital.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, and anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area between 4 and 4.15 yesterday afternoon.

Gardai say some mobile phone camera footage is being shared on social media, and are appealing for people not to further share this imagery if they come across it - out of respect for the family of the deceased.

Anyone with information can contact Sligo Garda Station at 071-9157000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.