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Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses of collision in which Claire Hewitt (47) was killed and her friend seriously injured

The scene where Claire Hewitt, inset, was killed
The scene where Claire Hewitt, inset, was killed
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses of the collision in which Dublin woman Claire Hewitt (47) was killed.

Claire died in the early hours of January 3 when she and a friend - who remains in a serious condition in hospital - were hit by a car on Hartstown Road, Dublin, metres from her home.

The occupants of the car, three men in their twenties, were uninjured in the collision.

Today, gardaí said they wish to speak to any witnesses - pedestrians, motorists, taxi drivers or people travelling in taxis - who were in the vicinity of the Topaz Garage/Convenience Store, Hartstown Road, Clonsilla, on January 3 between 2.30am and 2.40am.

Gardai are also seeking to identify the driver of a taxi who passed the scene at the time of the occurrence of the collision.

Witnesses are asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station 01-6667000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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