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Renewed appeal for wittinesses after motorist drives off with cyclist’s severed foot

Gardai have renewed an appeal for wittinesses and camera footage for a hit-and-run in Co Limerick where the foot of a person cycling was found stuck to a car at a nearby house.

The renewed appeal was made this morning regarding the collision last week. The incident involved a man in his 50s, an off-duty Garda, and a motorist who fled the scene with the Garda’s foot attached to the car they were driving.

The Irish Examiner reported that Garda Niall Flood, from Dromcollogher, was founded at the side of the road and his severed foot was found attached to a car at a nearby house.

A woman in her 20s was arrested and has since been released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Today, Sean Brosnan, a spokesperson at the Garda Press Office, said: “The woman in her 20s arrested as part of the investigation into a serious road traffic collision that occurred in County Limerick on Thursday, 30th June, 2022, has been released without charge. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.”

“The cyclist, a man in his 50s, remains in Cork University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries,” said Brosnan.

He said: “Gardaí are continuing to appeal 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.”

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