Saturday 22 November 2014

Gardai appeal for witnesses after boy (12) is struck in hit and run

Ralph Riegel and Allison Bray

Published 07/08/2014 | 02:30

The boy was rushed by paramedics to the Mercy University Hospital in Cork
The boy was rushed by paramedics to the Mercy University Hospital in Cork

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a young teenage boy was struck by a car in a hit and run.

The 12-year-old suffered serious injuries in the hit and run in the Blackpool area of Cork city.

The incident occurred around 10 o'clock last night just off Thomas Davis Street in Blackpool, close to the Commons Road.

The boy is understood to have been crossing the road with some friends when he was struck by a passing saloon car which sped off.

Debris from the car, including a broken door mirror, was left at the scene and CCTV will now be used.

Pedestrians ran to aid the boy who collapsed onto the roadway.

The boy was rushed by paramedics to the Mercy University Hospital (MUH). His injuries are understood to be serious.

A technical examination of the scene was carried out and the road has since reopened to traffic.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 021 4558510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Irish Independent

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