Police trace car in Kerry man's case

Dónal Nolan

Police in the UK tracked down the car they believe was involved in an accident that cost Kerry man David Hoare his arm over a week ago.

Mr Hoare, from Tullig, Killorglin, was carrying out repairs to a manhole in the centre of Hemel Hempstead - in the greater London area - when he was struck by a car.

The accident resulted in Mr Hoare falling through the open manhole and sustaining serious injuries which forced medics to amputate his arm.

He was rushed by air ambulance to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, where he remains in a 'serious but stable' condition this week, according to police.

Hertfordshire Police launched a hit-and-run investigation in the immediate aftermath of the accident, urging the public to help them trace a white 'Kia-type' car sought in connection with the incident.

Herts Constabulary tracked down the vehicle last week after its owner contacted them, a spokesperson for the force informed The Kerryman.

"Officers have traced the white Kia...believed to be involved in a serious collision in Hemel Hempstead on Thursday, March 2. Following the collision, the woman believed to be driving the vehicle at the time made contact with police and is currently assisting officers with their enquiries," a spokesperson said

"The investigation remains on-going. Officers are now re-appealing to potential witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please come forward, as they may have crucial information," they added.


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