Appeals for witnesses after man dies in suspected hit and run

Appeals for witnesses after man dies in suspected hit and run

Gardai in Mallow are investigating a suspected hit and run in Cork after the discovery of a body in the Liscarroll area on Sunday morning.

The body of a 67-year-old male was found on the side of the road near Ballybane, Liscarroll, at approximately 9.30am Sunday on the road from Castlecor to Johns Bridge at Ballybane, Liscarroll.

The scene was preserved for a technical examination and the Office of The State Pathologist was contacted. The body remained at the scene.

Local councillor John Paul O’Shea (FG) described the incident as a tragedy and appealed for the people or persons involved to come forward.

“It’s another tragedy in the local area after such a devastating accident two weeks ago,” he said.

Churchtown native Patrick McMahon died in a crash as he headed to the beach with his family over the bank holiday weekend nearby.

Mr McMahon died at the scene following a collision between the van he was driving and a tractor on the R522 at Ballincurrig on the Buttevant to Liscarroll Road.

Cllr O’Shea said this latest incident is on very busy road.

“That road is very busy and may have been very busy at the time as people travelled to enjoy their weekend.

“It’s important that anyone who saw anything comes forward and contacts the gardaí,” he added.

“There is someone out there who was involved and who knows what happened.

“They need to come forward so that the gardaí can have all the facts, it’s important as well that any family the man might have know what happened.” 

Gardai have appealed for witnesses who may have travelled this road, Castlecor to Johns Bridge, between 10pm on Saturday night and 10am Sunday morning or to anyone who can assist with this investigation to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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