Friday 15 December 2017

Hit and run: Man struck by car as he got out of taxi at train station

Gardai appeal for witnesses

Lower Glanmire Road outside Kent Train Station
Lower Glanmire Road outside Kent Train Station
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A YOUNG man suffered serious injuries in a hit and run collision just off Cork city centre.

The incident occurred at 2am on Friday morning on the Lower Glanmire Road, just metres from Kent railway station, when a man in his early 30s was struck by a

passing car as he got out of a parked taxi.

It is understood the man was returning to lodgings locally before he planned to travel to Dublin by train.

The taxi driver raised the alarm before assisting the injured man at the scene.

However, the motorist involved in the collision failed to stop.

Gardaí confirmed that the young man’s injuries are not life threatening.

He is being treated in Cork University Hospital (CUH) for injuries which are understood to include multiple fractures and soft tissue damage.

Mayfield gardaí have appealed for information on the vehicle involved in the hit and run.

A significant number of people were on the Lower Glanmire Road at the time including revellers and commuters.

Several people identified the vehicle as a grey or silver coloured Toyota.

The vehicle is believed to be either a Starlet or Corolla model.

It left the scene and was last spotted in the area of Grattan Hill.

Gardaí admitted that CCTV security camera footage is expected to play a critical role in their investigation with multiple cameras covering the entire Lower Glanmire Road area.

The motorist involved has been urged to present themselves to their nearest garda station.

Gardaí have also appealed for all witnesses to the incident to contact Mayfield Garda Station on (021) 4558510.

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