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Hit and run: Man injured after being hit by car as he got out of taxi

The man was exiting the taxi at Kent Station when he was struck.
Apr 29th 2016, 4:30 PM 23,562 19

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information after a man in his 30s was struck and injured by a car as he got out of a taxi at Cork’s Kent Station.

It happened on the Lower Glanmire Road near the station at 2.05am this morning.

According to gardaí:

“A pedestrian, man in his 30s, received serious injuries when he was struck by a car that failed to remain at the scene.

“The victim was exiting a taxi just beyond Kent Train Station when he was struck.

“Witnesses describe the offending car as a grey Toyota, possibly a Starlet or a Corolla.

It is possible the offending vehicle left in the direction of Grattan Hill.

The man was taken to Cork University Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 021 4558510.

Read: Gardaí believe teenager missing from UK may have travelled to Ireland

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