Gardai investigating hit and run in Limerick city centre

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

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AN investigation involving large numbers of gardai is taking place into an alleged hit and run incident on Limerick’s O’Connell Street that has left a woman badly injured.

AN investigation involving large numbers of gardai is taking place into an alleged hit and run incident on Limerick’s O’Connell Street that has left a woman badly injured.

Gardai from Henry Street, Mayorstone and Roxboro are all investigating the incident, which happened on Limerick’s main thoroughfare at 2.40am on Friday morning.

A woman in her late twenties was knocked down and seriously injured in the incident. She was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle where her condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

The vehicle fled the scene of the incident and gardai are now searching for witnesses to it.

A spokesperson for Henry Street said the investigation, which was ongoing this Friday evening, involved a large number of officers.

“The incident is still being investigated but very large numbers of gardai are involved given the nature and extent of the woman’s injuries, which were quite serious and she remains at high-risk,” said the spokesperson.

A large area of O’Connell Street was cordoned off after the incident. Gardai are seeking witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious in the O’Connell and William Street area between 2am-3am on Friday morning.

Contact Henry Street on 061-212400.