A male teenager arrested in connection with a serious hit-and-run in Cork was released from Garda custody this morning.
The Cork toddler who was seriously injured in the incident on Monday is being cared for in the intensive care unit of the Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin.
Three-year-old Zac Higgins, who was knocked down by a car on the road outside his house after he ran out after a ball, suffered a bleed on his brain, a broken shoulder and collarbone, and required plastic surgery on his hand and his head to be glued.
The car, a blue Mazda 6, which was involved in the incident that occurred at 4pm on Monday afternoon, fled the scene, but was later found abandoned nearby.
The toddler was transferred from CUH to Temple Street Children’s Hospital by ambulance on Monday night for treatment.
Zac’s father Paul has appealed for anyone with information about the incident to contact Gardai and yesterday evening a teenager was arrested in connection with the incident.
Residents of Castle Meadows estate have described the horrific moment they found two-year-old Zac Higgins lying on the road after being the victim of a hit-and-run.
Mr O’Flynn said neighbours offered exceptional assistance to Zac and his family in the aftermath of the hit-and-run.