Friday 23 August 2019

Cyclist seriously injured in Dublin hit-and-run collision

Gardai said the incident happened on Blanchardstown Road South on Thursday.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a 50-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in west Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a 50-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in west Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

By Michelle Devane, PA

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in Dublin.

Gardai said the 50-year-old man was hit by a blue saloon car at about 9.50am on Thursday at the junction of Mulhuddart village on Blanchardstown Road South.

The vehicle continued driving in the direction of Mulhuddart village following the collision.

A number of vehicles stopped to assist the man before an ambulance attended the scene and he was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital.

His injuries have been described as “serious” but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward as well as anyone who stopped to help the man.

They are also asking anyone who may have been in the area between 9.50am and 10.10am on Thursday, particularly motorists with dash cam footage, to contact them at Blanchardstown garda station on 01-6667008.

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