Call for witnesses after hit-and-run driver leaves woman with serious injuries

— Incident is third hit-and-run in a week where people on bicycles were injured. 

Gardai are seeking wittinesses and camera footage to a hit and run in which a driver left a woman knocked off her bike with serious injuries on Wednesday in Dublin.

It is the third reported hit-and-run collision in the last week involving people on bicycles in Ireland, the two others were in Meath and central Dublin.

Colin Heeney at the Garda press office said: “Gardaí are investigating a hit and run incident, involving a cyclist and a car, that occurred on the Cheeverstwon Road at the junction with Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24, on 16/06/2021 at 8.30am.”

“It is reported a black VW Passat car collided with the cyclist and failed to remain at the scene. The cyclist, a woman aged in her 20s, was taken to Tallaght University Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries,” he said.

He added: “Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Gardaí are particularly interested in speaking to any witness or road users who may have camera footage (dash-cam) and were in the area between 8am – 9am. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Tallaght on 01 666 6000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.”

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

3 Comments

  1. Mia Gallagher June 18, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for flagging all incidents like this, Cian. But how interesting the use of language in the original report. So a ‘car’ collided with the woman on the bike. No mention of a driver or motorist. I guess it must have been Christine, Stephen King’s spooky self-driving car. Or maybe KITT from Knight Rider, going off on a solo driverless jaunt.
    Worth flagging that again.

  2. Mia Gallagher June 18, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Sorry, I should have said *original Garda statement* (not ‘original report’). In the interests of ensuring accurate language…

  3. The standard of driving, since the return after lock-down has been insane. Today alone I had to swerve out of the way of appallingly dangerous driving on about a dozen occasions,.

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