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Driver arrested and charged to court after hitting pedestrian and damaging vehicles in Fermoy

Video footage shows the man reversing down a street and crashing into another vehicle.

The incident took place on Fermoy's McCurtain Street yesterday afternoon.
The incident took place on Fermoy's McCurtain Street yesterday afternoon.

Updated Sep 25th 2022, 6:56 PM

A MAN IN his 20s has been arrested after hitting a pedestrian and damaging a number of vehicles while driving in Fermoy, Co Cork.

He has since been charged and is scheduled to appear before Mallow District Court tomorrow morning.

The incident took place on McCurtain Street in the town at approximately 3:30pm yesterday afternoon.

Video footage of the incident has been shared on social media.

It shows the man driving erratically, including hitting several parked cars and reversing down the street and crashing into another vehicle.

A garda spokesperson said the pedestrian received non-life threatening injuries.

“A male (early 20s) was arrested at the scene and taken to Fermoy Garda station, where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. He remains in Garda custody at this time and investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson said.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) are asked to make this available to them.
 
Gardaí in the Fermoy Station can be contacted on 025 82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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