Tuesday 22 August 2017

Man rushed to hospital after suspected 'hit and run'

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Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been taken to hospital after a suspected hit and run in North Dublin this evening.

Sources said the victim was struck on the Darndale road, Dublin 17, close to the Darndale roundabout at approximately 6.30pm.

The man suffered "minor ankle injuries" and was taken to Beaumont Hospital.

Gardaí from Coolock attended the scene.

No formal complaint has been made to gardaí.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that they are aware of the incident.

Meanwhile a man killed when he was walking with his daughter in West Dublin on Tuesday night has been named as Martin Finn.

Mr Finn, who is in his 60s, and his daughter  were walking on the R120 Newcastle Road between Lucan and Newcastle in west Dublin at about 9pm on Tuesday when the collision occurred.

Gardai attend a road traffic accident on the road between Newcastle and Lucan in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardai attend a road traffic accident on the road between Newcastle and Lucan in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron

The pair were struck by an SUV. His 17-year-old daughter was treated in hospital but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Gardai said the road was closed for several hours to allow forensic collision investigators on to the scene, and they also appealed for witnesses.

Four people have been killed in road accidents in recent days.

Two elderly women were struck by a car after getting off a bus in Co Louth on Monday, and another woman was killed in Callan, Co Kilkenny, on Sunday.

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