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Man arrested after pedestrian dies in suspected hit-and-run in Co Kildare

A woman was found with serious injuries on Thomas Street in Newbridge yesterday.

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Updated Nov 10th 2020, 6:15 PM

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man after a pedestrian died following a suspected hit-and-run incident in Co Kildare.

Shortly after 8pm yesterday, Gardaí were alerted by emergency services following the discovery of a female pedestrian, aged in her 40s, with serious injuries on Thomas Street, Newbridge. 

It’s understood the woman was struck by a vehicle. 

The injured woman was taken by ambulance to Naas General Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. 

At 5.45pm today, Gardaí issued an update to say that a man in his 50s had been arrested in relation to the incident. The man is currently detained at Kildare Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The local coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination has been arranged. The outcome of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation.

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Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has camera footage (including dash-cam) from the area at the time is asked to contact investigating gardaí. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 431212, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Updated by Gráinne Ní Aodha

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