Investigations continue after hit and run in Limerick

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Gardai took the man into custody for his own safety
HOUSE-to-house enquiries have been carried out by gardai investigating a serious road collision, which has left an elderly woman fighting for her life.

HOUSE-to-house enquiries have been carried out by gardai investigating a serious road collision, which has left an elderly woman fighting for her life.

The 80-year-old was hospitalised in the early hours of Easter Monday following the head-on collision near St John’s Cathedral. The woman’s daughter, who was driving, was also injured but not seriously.

The collision happened at around 12.20am as the mother and daughter were driving from St John’s Square along Garryowen Road.

“They were travelling in a blue Volkswagen Golf and were struck, head on, by another car travelling in the opposite direction,” said a garda spokesperson.

The male occupants of the second car left their vehile and fled the area following the impact.

The two female occupants of the VW Golf were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution following the collision.

However, the condition of the pensioner, who sustained a number of injuries in the impact deteriorated on Tuesday morning resulting in her being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.

The condition of the woman, who grew up near where the collision happened, was described as “critical but stable” this Wednesday night.

Investigating gardai say they are following a number of lines of enquiry but so far no arrests have been made.

In addition to house-to-house inquiries, the car being driven by the culprits was forensically examined as was the scene of the collision.

CCTV footage from the area is being examined and gardai have spoken to the registered owner of the vehicle.

It has not been disclosed if the Ford Focus car has been reported stolen at the time of the incident