Gardaí on hunt for driver following death of pensioner in hit-and-run
Gardaí are appealing for information from members of the public.
A further death on Irish roads occurred in Tallaght, Dublin, on Friday morning, bringing the total of Irish road deaths this year to 130 people, 26 more than the same date last year.
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene along the junction of Fortunestown Way and Cheeverstown Road, where the road was closed for further examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. It has since reopened.
The collision, which involved a car and a pedestrian, occurred shortly before 11am, and left the pedestrian, a woman in her 80s, dead at the scene. Her body has since been removed to the City Morgue where a post mortem will take place.
According to Gardaí, the vehicle involved had failed to remain at the scene of the collision, but has since been identified and recovered, and will be subject to a technical examination.
The woman involved has since been named as Kathleen Furlong, as per the Mirror, with local Sinn Féin councillor Cathal Crowe also telling the outlet that the woman's death was heartbreaking.
"There are so many victims in this but my thoughts and prayers are with the lady's extended family at this very sad time and on behalf of our community I'd like to pass on our most genuine and sincerest condolences to them," he said.
Gardaí are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and have asked that any road users who may have camera footage from the time in question within the surrounding area, such as a dash-cam, make this available to them.
Anyone with any further information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
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