Gardaí seeking witnesses after hit-and-run driver left a man seriously injured on the road

Gardaí are seeking witnesses and camera footage of a hit-and-run collision involving a car driver and a man in his late 20s on a bicycle in Dundalk on Monday afternoon.

The driver failed to remain at the scene of the collision, and the man who was cycling was seriously injured, Gardaí said.

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The Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí in Dundalk are appealing for witnesses following a serious, hit-and-run road traffic collision that occurred on the Castletown Road, Dundalk on Monday afternoon 25th September, 2023. At approximately 1.50pm a pedal cyclist fell from his bicycle and was struck by a passing vehicle on the Castletown Road, Dundalk. The car failed to remain at the scene of the collision.”

“The male pedal cyclist (aged in his late 20s) was seriously injured during the collision. He was removed from the scene to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Dundalk where he was treated for his injuries which are non-life threatening,” said the statement issued this afternoon.

The statement added: “Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them. Any road users and pedestrians who were on Castletown Road, Dundalk and surrounding areas on the afternoon of Monday between 1.45pm and 2.30pm and noticed any unusual activity is asked to contact investigating Gardaí.”

Witnesses or anyone with camera footage of the area on Monday are asked to contact Gardaíat Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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