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28th Sep 2023

Cyclist in his 20s seriously injured in hit and run crash in Louth

Stephen Porzio


Gardaí have launched a witness appeal.

A man in his 20s has been left seriously injured following a hit and run crash in Louth earlier this week.

The collision occurred on the Castletown Road in Dundalk at around 1.50pm on Monday, 25 September.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said that a pedal cyclist fell from his bicycle and was struck by a passing car.

The vehicle then failed to remain at the scene of the crash.

The cyclist, who is in his 20s, was seriously injured during the collision and was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Dundalk.

There, he was treated for his injuries which are said to be non-life-threatening.


Cyclist in his 20s seriously injured in hit and run crash in Louth

Gardaí are now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

“Any road users and pedestrians who were on Castletown Road, Dundalk and surrounding areas on the afternoon of Monday between 1.45pm and 2.30pm and noticed any unusual activity is asked to contact investigating Gardaí,” the spokesperson said.

“Anyone who may have camera footage (including dash cam) of this area for Monday afternoon is asked to make this available to Gardaí.”

Those with information that may assist Gardaí are asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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