LATEST: Garda suffers head and facial injuries in Cork city hit-and-run

"A motorcyclist collided with a Garda member who was performing a checkpoint." 
LATEST: Garda suffers head and facial injuries in Cork city hit-and-run

The Garda was performing a checkpoint on the Monahan Road at the time. 

LATEST: Gardaí have confirmed that the officer injured in a hit-and-run incident in Cork city on Friday evening required treatment for head and facial injuries. 

The male garda was injured while conducting a checkpoint close to the Elton John concert in Páirc Úi Chaoimh yesterday. 

 "A motorcyclist collided with an on-duty male member of An Garda Síochána who was performing a static checkpoint as part of the policing response to a major public event in the locality at approximately 7pm," a Garda spokesperson said. "The motorcyclist failed to remain at the scene.

"The member of An Garda Síochána was subsequently taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening facial and head injuries.

"No arrests have been made at this stage of this ongoing investigation.

"Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward." 

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the area of the Victoria Road/Monahan Road junction between 6:50pm and 7:05pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021 452 2000.

EARLIER: An investigation is underway after a Garda required hospital treatment following a hit-and-run incident at a checkpoint in Cork city on Friday evening. 

The Garda was performing a checkpoint on the Monahan Road at the time. 

"A motorcyclist collided with a Garda member (male) who was performing a checkpoint at the location at approximately 7pm," a spokesperson told The Echo.

"The vehicle failed to remain at the scene." 

The Garda was taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which are not life-threatening.

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