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Gardaí investigating hit-and-run in Louth as a 'deliberate act of endangerment'

Anyone with information on a silver Ford Focus is asked to contact Gardaí.

Image: Sam Boal

Updated Jun 1st 2019, 5:00 PM

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a hit-and-run in Dundalk, Co Louth in which a pedestrian was seriously injured this morning. 

A male pedestrian, aged in his 30s, was struck by a car in the Barrack St. area of Dundalk at around 10am this morning. 

He sustained serious injuries and he was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda. 

A statement said Gardaí were treating it as a “deliberate act of endangerment” and are appealing for the public’s help in locating the driver of the vehicle. 

Gardaí are appealing for information on the whereabouts of the driver of a silver Ford Focus car with the reg. 99-D-25111.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Dundalk on 042 938 8400. 

Meanwhile, in a separate incident overnight a male cyclist in his 60s was knocked down in an alleged hit-and-run. 

Gardaí in Navan, Co Meath are investigating the incident which occurred at around 4.30am this morning. 

The collision occurred on the Ratholdren Road in Navan and a man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcams who might have been in the area at the time to contact them at Navan Garda station on 046 9036100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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