Young child left seriously injured following shocking hit-and-run in Dublin

Young child left seriously injured following shocking hit-and-run in Dublin

GARDAI ARE appealing for help from the public after a young boy suffered serious injuries in a hit-and-run in Dublin. 

Ireland’s police force is calling for any witnesses to the incident to come forward with information on the identity of the driver and vehicle involved. 

The hit-and-run took place on Fortunestown Lane in Tallaght at around 8.30pm on the evening of Saturday September 12. 

The car involved failed to remain at the scene of the incident. 

Emergency services were required with the youngster transported to Crumlin Children’s Hospital. 

His injuries are described as being serious but non-life-threatening condition.  

A garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí in Tallaght are appealing for witnesses in relation to a hit-and-run collision that occurred yesterday evening, Saturday 12th September 2020 at approximately 8.30pm. 

"A male child received serious injuries when he was hit by a car on Fortunestown Lane in Tallaght, Dublin 24. The car failed to remain at the scene. 

"Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene and the child was taken to Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. 

"Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward. Anyone who was in the vicinity of Fortunestown Lane between 8.00pm and 9.00pm on Saturday evening, 12th September 2020 should make contact. 

"Gardaí are particularly appealing to any road users who may have camera (dash-cam) footage, and who were driving in the Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght area yesterday evening, to make it available to them. 

"Anyone with any information should contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."