Gardaí launch appeal after child, aged 9, killed in Donegal hit and run
The child was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Emergency services were alerted after a child was struck by a vehicle on the Atlantic Way in Bundoran, shortly after 9.20 pm on Saturday, September 23. The vehicle failed to remain at the scene.
Gardaí appealing for witnesses of Donegal hit and run.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, which has been preserved for examination by scenes of crime officers and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.
His body has been removed to the mortuary at Sligo Hospital.
Garda are particularly appealing to the driver involved in the incident to come forward. They are also appealing to anyone with video footage in the general area at the time.
In a statement to JOE, a Garda spokesperson said:
"Shortly after 9:20 pm, Gardaí and emergency services were alerted after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Atlantic Way, Bundoran. The pedestrian, a boy aged 9 years, was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later. The vehicle involved in the collision failed to remain at the scene.
Traffic diversions are in place and the scene has been preserved for examination by scenes of crime officers and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The local Coroner and office of the State Pathologist have has been notified and arrangements will be made for a post-mortem examination. The deceased has been removed to the mortuary at Sligo Hospital.
"Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and are particularly appealing to the driver of the vehicle to come forward. Investigating Gardaí are also appealing to those with video footage, including dash cam recordings, from Atlantic Way and Sea Road and the general area at the time, to make it available to them."
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