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GSOC investigating as pedestrian left in 'critical condition' after being struck by car in Limerick

The incident happened at approximately 11.20pm yesterday on the Ballinacurra Road.

Ballinacurra Road, Co Limerick
Ballinacurra Road, Co Limerick
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Updated Mar 9th 2021, 1:10 PM

TWO INVESTIGATIONS ARE underway after a man in his 20s suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car that was being pursued by gardai in Limerick last night.

The incident happened at approximately 11.20pm yesterday on the Ballinacurra Road. 

The pedestrian, a man aged in his 20s, was on the pedestrian crossing when the collision occurred. 

He was taken to University Hospital Limerick where he remains in a critical condition. 

The car initially came to the attention of gardaí at the Roxboro Roundabout on the south of the city, and was then pursued by gardai shortly before the collision, at Ballinacurra Road, an informed source said.

Two males who were travelling in the car fled from the scene on foot, and are presently wanted by gardaí for questioning.

As the car involved in the collision had come to the attention of gardaí, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Office has been notified. 

A spokeswoman for GSOC said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

According to GSOC, the injured man “was on a scooter“ when he “was struck by the car at a pedestrian crossing”.

GSOC investigators attended at the scene and the matter remains under examination today.

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Local diversions are currently in place and a technical examination is now underway at the scene. 

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who was in the Ballinacurra or Childers Road area between 11.15pm and 11.30pm, particularly any road users who may have camera footage, to contact them. 

Anyone with information can contact gardaí in Roxboro on 061 214 340, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. 

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