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'I just want to be able to put words on what I went through' - Young mother left in coma after hit-and-run on night out

Published 24/10/2016 | 23:15

A young mother, who suffered severe injuries during a night out and woke up from a coma three weeks later with no memory of what happened, has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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Primary school teacher Siobhan Geraghty (35) took a taxi to her home at the Lohunda Dale estate, in Clonsilla, from Harcourt Street at around 3.40am on Sunday, May 8, this year.

But the mother-of-one never made it to her door after she was hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene.

Now she has said she wants to know what happened and find who was responsible.

She had been in the city with friends for dinner and drinks, before the incident.

“We left the nightclub, the Black Door and I remember leaving. I have no recollection of anything after that, until I was woken up from a coma approximately three weeks later in Beaumont Hospital," the Dublin mum told RTE’s Crimecall tonight.

She said when she woke up she didn’t understand what had happened and was asking loads of questions.

“Very tragic that my son had to go through what he went through,” she said.

Her injuries were life-threatening and she was described as “very lucky” to have survived the incident.

“It was a long time that it took me to recover and it was a slow enough process, I was in a wheelchair for a little over a month and on a walking stick and just tried my best to build up the strength I needed to go back into my profession,” she said.

Ms Geraghy said, while she was making a recover, she wants to know what happened.

“I would love to know just exactly what happened. Just to be able to put words on what it was that I went through,” she told the programme.

“If anybody knows anything I would just love them to come forward and say what it is that actually did happen that night,” she said.

Anyone with any information has been asked to contact gardai on 1800 40 50 60.

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