Monday 23 October 2017

Woman suffers broken leg after being hit by car

A woman in her 30s was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg on Monday last after she was hit by a car close to the Stameen estate on the Dublin Road.

Gardaí have described the incident as 'an unfortunate accident'.

The collision happened shortly after 5.30pm as the woman attempted to cross the road at the busy Dublin Road estate.

Gardaí were on the scene and there were a number of traffic delays as the incident was dealt with.

Investigations are continuing but the incident is believed to have been accidental.

Gardai in Drogheda are also investigating two separate break-ins at rural locations over the past week.

A shed adjoining a house in Baltray was broken into last Thursday, August 7th and a large number of tools and pieces of gardening equipment were stolen.

The incident happened during the night when the main door on the shed was forced.

Items stolen included a chainsaw, garden strimmer and a ride on John Deer tractor lawnmower as well as a trailer, which was used to transport the items from the scene.

The break-in was discovered by the owners of the house the following morning.

On Sudany, August 10th, a house at Waterunder was broken into and an amount of jewellery was stolen.

Items taken included gold rings, earrings and chains.

The incident happened sometime between 9.30am and 1pm. Entry to the house was gained through a forced window.

On Monday last a house was broken into and ransacked at Tenure Cross between 11.15am and 2.45pm. A small amount of money was stolen and Collon Gardai are investigating.

On Saturday, a car was broken into on Strand Street in Clogherhead between 5.30pm and 8.30pm and a handbag taken. It contained a phone and camera.

Gardai are also advising people in relation to their cars at beauty spots. Two cars parked at Port beach were targeted on Friday.

Drogheda Independent