Monday 19 February 2018

Man in critical condition following hit & run

Gardai seized a car which was bringing children to a homework club
Gardai seized a car which was bringing children to a homework club

A 34-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was injured in a hit and run in Dublin at lunchtime today.

The injured man is believed to have a criminal past. Gardai are investigating whether the hit and run may be connected to a prison dispute.

The man was on temporary release and is serving a seven year prison sentence for a violent burglary in Coolock in 2009.

The incident occurred on Trinity Lane, to the rear of Clonliffe Road, in Dublin 3 at around 1pm.

The man was rushed to hospital by emergency services approximately half an hour later after the alarm was raised.

He remains in a critical condition in the Mater Hospital.

Investigating gardai later found a burned out car, which they believe may have been involved in the incident, on Stoney Road in the East Wall area of the city.

Tth scene has been preserved for a technical examination and gardai in Fitzgibbon Street request anyone with information to contact them at 01 666 8400 or the garda confidential hotline on 1800 666 111.

Sam Griffin

Online Editors

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