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New witness appeal after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman

Claire Hewitt was walking home from a local pub with a friend when she was struck by the car.


GARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED their appeal for witnesses to a road collision in which a mother of two was killed and another woman was seriously injured.

Claire Hewitt, a carer from Clonsilla, was walking home from a local pub with a friend on 3 January at around 2.40am when she was fatally struck by a car. She was just yards from her home.

The second woman was seriously injured in the incident, which occurred on Hartstown Road. She remains in hospital.

The occupants of the car – three men in their 20s – were not injured in the incident. The driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving. He was charged and released to appear before a sitting of Blanchardstown District Court later this month.

Today gardaí said they are seeking to speak with any witnesses – pedestrians, motorists, taxi drivers or persons travelling in taxis – who were in the vicinity of the Topaz garage on Hartstown Road on 3 January between 2.30am and 2.40am.

They are also seeking to identify the driver of a taxi who passed the scene at the time of the collision.

Witnesses are asked to contact Blanchardstown garda station 01-6667000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

Comments are closed on this article as a person has been charged in relation to the incident.

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