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Gardai continuing to investigate Limerick hit-and-run

Roxboro Road garda station

Roxboro Road garda station

  • by David Hurley
 

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after a serious road accident on the outskirts of the city which left an elderly man in hospital with serious injuries.

Declan McDonogh, a former secretary manager of Limerick Golf Club was out walking his dog when he was knocked down last Thursday afternoon.

The vehicle which hit Mr McDonogh failed to stop and gardai are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who was in the area to come forward.

It is not known if they have identified the vehicle at this stage.

Mr McDonogh, who is aged in his 70s, was taken to University Hospital, Limerick (UHL) following the accident, which occurred at Rosbrien Road near the entrance to Old Crescent Rugby Club sometime between 3pm and 3.30pm.

While his injuries are serious, there are not life threatening.

Mr McDonogh, who is well known in golfing circles across Limerick sustained a number of broken bones after being knocked down and is being treated at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at UHL.

He was secretary manager at Limerick Golf Club in Ballyclough for over a decade prior to his retirement a number of years ago,

A spokesman for Old Crescent Rugby Club, with which Mr McDonogh has had a long association, wished the Grandfather a quick recovery.

“This was a terrible thing to happen and the club wishes Mr McDonogh a speedy recovery,” he said.

A friend of Mr McDonogh’s, who contacted the Limerick Leader this week, said the incident was “shocking”.

“It happened in broad daylight and the motorist kept going and left him for dead. This is a scandal and needs highlighting,” he said.

His granddaughter, Lauren McDonagh, took to Twitter to describe what happened as “disgusting”.

Gardai at Roxboro Road, who are investigating the circumstances of the accident, say they are keen to speak with anybody who was in the area at what was a busy time for traffic.

“It is being investigated as a hit-and-run and obviously we want to speak to the driver of the car or any witnesses,” said a garda spokesman.

The scene of the accident was technically examined last week and it is understood investigating gardai have spoken to Mr McDonogh about what happened

Anyone with information about what happened can contact Roxboro Road garda station at (061) 214340.

 

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