Pedestrian dies near Cork town after hit and run

Pedestrian dies near Cork town after hit and run
Gardai investigate a car involved in a fatal accident at Junction 3 on the N25 in CorkPic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A MAN in his 30s has died after a hit and run incident in county Cork.

The incident took place near Carrigtwohill in the early hours of this morning. The vehicle involved left the scene but was later found by Gardaí.

A Garda spokesperson said this morning: "Gardaí are investigating a fatal hit and run incident involving a male pedestrian and a vehicle that occurred on the N25 near Cobh Cross, Tullagreine, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on 17/03/2020 at approximately 1:50am.

Gardai investigate a car involved in a fatal accident at Junction 3 on the N25 in CorkPic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Gardai investigate a car involved in a fatal accident at Junction 3 on the N25 in CorkPic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

"The pedestrian, a man believed to be aged in his 30s, has been pronounced dead. The vehicle involved failed to remain at the scene. There is no description of the vehicle at this time however initial enquiries indicate it may have been travelling westbound on the N25 at the time of the collision.

"The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination and local diversions are in place."

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users who travelled in the area between 1:30am - 2:30am who may have dash came footage, to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021 462 1550 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.


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