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Hunt for hit-and-run driver as six-year-old girl remains in hospital

A van struck the child at a pedestrian crossing yesterday and failed to stop.

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GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN today are continuing their search for the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a six-year-old girl.

At 7.20pm yesterday evening, a dark coloured van hit the child at a pedestrian crossing on the inbound lane city side of the Darndale roundabout in Coolock.

It is reported that the six-year-old girl was thrown in the air and then run over by the van, sustaining a multiple injuries. She remains in Temple Street Children’s Hospital this morning.

The van failed to stop after hitting the child and continued driving towards the city centre.

This morning, a garda spokesperson said CCTV footage from the area has now been reviewed by gardaí at Coolock and they have gathered “a good bit of information” from it. He said they now have a better description of the van to work with but no arrests have been made yet.

Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to this incident to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01 6664200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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