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Investigation launched after two people knocked down by a 4x4 in hit and run

The incident happened on a local road in the Urglin Rutland area of Carlow town at around 8.20pm.

The Urglin area of Carlow.
The Urglin area of Carlow.
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GARDAI ARE APPEALING for witnesses after two people were knocked down by a 4x4 in a hit and run in Carlow yesterday.

The incident happened on a local road in the Urglin Rutland area of Carlow town at around 8.20pm.

A 59-year-old man was seriously injured and a 23-year-old woman sustained minor injuries. They were both taken by ambulance to St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny. Their injuries are described as non life threatening.

A garda spokesman said: “The driver of the vehicle failed to remain at the scene.

“Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Carlow garda station 059-9136620 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”

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