Tuesday 24 January 2017

Man fighting for his life after being hit by a car

Published 14/01/2016 | 08:20

Gardai. File picture
Gardai. File picture

A man is in a critical condition in hospital today after being hit by a car near Tallaght late last night.

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The victim, believed to be from Eastern Europe, was walking on the Blessington Road at around 11.30pm when the incident occured.

Witnesses said one car travelling on the road managed to avoid the man but a second car travelling behind the first car collided with the pedestrian.

Gardai on routine patrol came upon the accident scene and the victim was brought by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital.

The N81 Blessington Rd remained closed both ways between the junctions with the N82 Citywest Road and Fortunestown Road this morning pending a forensic examination by crash investigators.

Diversions were in place and gardai were directing traffic.

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