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Garda injured in hit-and-run as he performed checkpoint in Cork city

The incident happened around 7pm.

Image: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie

A GARDA HAS been hospitalised after he was injured in a hit-and-run incident in Cork.

The incident happened yesterday evening on the Monahan Road in the city, just a few hundred metres from where Elton John was performing at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The garda was hit by a motorcyclist who failed to remain at the scene of the crash. The news comes just one day after it emerged a garda inspector had his foot severed following a hit-and-run in Limerick.

A garda spokesperson confirmed the incident and said no arrest have yet been made.

The spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision which occurred on the Monahan Road in Cork on the evening of Friday, 1st July.

“A motorcyclist collided with a Garda member (male) who was performing a checkpoint at the location at approximately 7pm. The vehicle failed to remain at the scene.”

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“The Garda member was subsequently taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment of his injuries. These injuries are not life-threatening.”

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