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84-year-old man in critical condition after Galway hit-and-run

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred Wednesday afternoon.
Dec 31st 2016, 4:48 PM 17,120 4

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after an elderly pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run near Tuam, Co Galway.

The incident occurred at around 5pm on Wednesday 28 December on the Dunmore to Clonberne road; close to the old Post Office.

The man was seriously injured and taken to University College Hospital Galway where he’s in a “critical but stable” condition.

No other details of the vehicle involved are known, and gardaí in Tuam are investigating the incident.

Anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 4.30pm and 5pm on the 28 are encouraged to contact Tuam garda station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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