Saturday 18 November 2017

Gardai appeal for witnesses as young girl (11) remains in serious condition after being struck by car

Scene of incident Credit: Luke Byrne
Scene of incident Credit: Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne & Newsdesk

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and information after an 11-year-old little girl was struck by a car in south Dublin.

Saoirse Doyle (11), was struck by a car as she was crossing the road at Sallynoggin, south Dublin, at around 6.20pm yesterday.

The collision occurred on the Sallynoggin Road between Pearse Street and Thomastown Crescent, near the Noggin Inn pub in the town.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics and removed by ambulance to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin where she remains in a serious condition. 

The car involved in the accident, a wine coloured Audi, remained at the scene while gardai made technical examinations.

It is understood the incident was captured on a CCTV camera from a nearby business and gardai have accessed the footage in order to ascertain the exact circumstances of the collision.

A section of the road was closed off while officers put in place local traffic diversions.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, was uninjured in the accident.

Locals have been left shocked by the incident.

Speaking at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station Inspector James Murphy said: "We are appealing for witnesses to contact us at the incident room and also to any motorist who travelled on the Sallynoggin Road at that time of the collision with dashboard cameras to make contact with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station 01-6665000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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