Elderly man rushed to hospital after being hit by car
A man was rushed to hospital last night with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Ballyfermot in Dublin.
The victim, who is in his 70s, was knocked down on Ballyfermot Road just before midnight.
The man was crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing opposite a row of shops and a pub when he was hit by a car driving towards the city.
Passing pedestrians and motorists rushed to his aid as he lay unconscious on the road and the emergency services were called.
A Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance went to the scene and put St James's hospital on notice before transferring the man there.
He underwent surgery overnight and was described as being in a critical condition today.