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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to hit-and-run which left teen injured

The girl spent 48 hours in hospital.

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Image: Eamonn Farrell

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to a hit-and-run in Dublin to come forward.

Gardaí in Cabinteely are looking for witnesses to the collision, which occurred on Monday 23 November at 10pm on Glenamuck Road North, Carrickmines.

It happened on the stretch of road from the roundabout at E15 South off ramp, to the roundabout at the entrance to the Luas park and ride at the Carrickmines stop.

Gardaí say that what is described as a silver/grey 04 LH registration Jeep, possibly a Land Rover or Range Rover, came down the hill and struck a 16-year-old female pedestrian who was crossing the road.

She was knocked to the ground and hit her head. The driver stopped and got out of the vehicle briefly and spoke to the girl before getting back in and driving off towards Cornelscourt.

The injured girl suffered:

  • A fractured pelvis
  • A sprained leg
  • Torn ligaments in her back

She was hospitalised for a time in St Vincents Hospital but gardaí said she will have no lasting injuries.

The driver is described as:

  • In his mid 30’s
  • Approximately 6ft tall
  • Skinny and with blonde hair
  • He has a colourful neck tattoo on one side of his neck.

Despite extensive enquiries to date, gardaí have been unable to locate the driver of the vehicle.

Anyone who witnessed this collision or who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Cabinteely Garda Station on 01 6665400, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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