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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Elderly man found on roadway with head injuries, investigation underway

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Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which an elderly man was found with head injuries in Cork.

The 74-year-old man was found lying on a roadway in Passage West around 2am.

He was found by a passing pedestrian and the alarm was raised.

The man was taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH) where his injuries are being treated.

He is understood to be in a stable condition.

Gardaí cordoned off the scene but it is unclear whether the man was injured in an accidental fall or may have been the victim of a hit and run.

Officers have appealed for anyone who may have seen the man on Thursday night or early Friday morning to contact them.

The man is from the Passage West area.

It is understood he was walking home when he somehow suffered his injuries.

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