Gardaí arrest teenager in relation to hit-and-run collision involving three-year-old boy in Cork 3 months ago

Gardaí arrest teenager in relation to hit-and-run collision involving three-year-old boy in Cork

A three-year-old boy was injured in the collision.

Gardaí have arrested a juvenile in his late teens in relation to a serious hit-and-run collision that occurred in Cork City on Monday.

A three-year-old boy was stuck by a car at Castle Meadows off Skehard Road shortly before 4pm on Monday. The car involved in the collision failed to remain at the scene.

The teenager is being detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at the Bridewell Garda station in Cork.

The injured boy is described as critical but stable and is being treated at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin.

A Gardaí spokesperson has also confirmed that the authorities wish to renew their appeal for public information regarding the incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, has dash cam footage, or has any relevant information is being urged to contact the Gardaí via Anglesea Street Garda Station 021 4522000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Gardaí believe there were a number of people in the car at the time of the incident and they're appealing for the other passengers to come forward.

A blue saloon car - believed to have been involved in the incident - was recovered yesterday. The car was recovered approximately 1 km from the scene of the collision.