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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Father in plea to driver after son injured in hit-and-run

Hit-and-run victim Sean O’Reilly suffered a fractured skull
Hit-and-run victim Sean O’Reilly suffered a fractured skull
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

The father of a 14-year-old boy, who was left with horrific injuries following a hit-and-run, has pleaded for the car driver responsible to hand themselves in to gardaí.

Dublin teenager Sean O'Reilly was struck by a vehicle while crossing the Cheeverstown Road, Tallaght, on his bicycle.

Witnesses say he had a green light at a crossing point when a dark car came speeding through the bus lane and ploughed into him about 8.50pm on Sunday.

Sean suffered a fractured skull, leg and elbow as well as severe bruising, and is recovering in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

From his bedside, Sean's dad John has urged the car driver to come forward. "Go to the gardaí, or if you suspect someone who may have been responsible then report them," he said.

"Just look at Sean. He did nothing wrong. It will take him a long time to recover from this.

"If this was your son, your brother, your nephew, your friend, what would you want? You would want the driver found."

Irish Independent

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