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Woman in her 20s arrested after hit-and-run seriously injuring man in his 50s

A woman in her 20s was arrested after a hit-and-run resulting in seriously injuring a man in his 50s who was cycling at the time in Co Limerick.

Gardai said that the investigation is on-going into the collision which happened on the R522 between Dromcollogher (Dromcolliher) and Feohanagh near Newcastle West.

The man who was cycling is understood to be an off-duty Garda.

Sean Mac Seoin at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí at Henry Street are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury hit and run traffic collision in County Limerick on Thursday 30th June, 2022.”

Mac Seoin said: “The cyclist, a man in his 50s, was treated at the scene and airlifted to Cork University Hospital. His injures are described as serious.”

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“Shortly after 7:15pm, Garda and Emergency Services were alerted after a cyclist was discovered with serious injuries on the R522 between Dromcollogher (Dromcolliher) and Feohanagh near Newcastle West,” he said.

“A woman in her 20s was subsequently arrested by investigating Gardaí in connection with the incident. She is currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station. A car understood to be involved in the incident was seized for forensic examination. The scene has been examined by Garda Forensic Collision investigators,” he said.

He added: “Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling on the R522 between Dromcollogher and Feohanagh at the time of the incident with camera footage (including dash cam), is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station 061 212 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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