Saturday 21 April 2018

Gardai appeal after hit and run incident leaves girl (16) with fractured pelvis

The road close to where the incident happened
The road close to where the incident happened
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses after a hit-and-run incident left a girl hospitalised.

The incident occurred  on Monday the 23rd of November at 10pm on Glenamuck Road North, Carrickmines.

It happened on the stretch of road from the Roundabout at E15 South off Ramp to the roundabout at the entrance to the Luas Park and Ride at the Carrickmines stop.

A silver or grey 04 LH registration Jeep, possibley a Land Rover or Range Rover,  came down the hill and struck the 16-year-old girl who was crossing the road.

She was knocked to the ground and hit her head. The driver stopped and got out of the vehicle briefly and spoke to the girl before getting back in and driving off  towards Cornelscourt.

The injured girl suffered a fractured pelvis, a sprained leg and torn ligaments in her back and was hospitalised for a period of approximately 48 hours in St Vincents Hospital. Thankfully she will have no long lasting injuries.

The driver is described as being in his mid 30s, approximately 6ft tall, skinny and with blonde hair. He also has a colourful neck tattoo on one side of his neck.

Despite extensive enquiries to date gardai have been unable to locate the driver of the vehicle.

Anyone who witnessed this collision or who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Cabinteely Garda Station on 01-6665400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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