Gardaí appealing for witnesses following road traffic collision in Offaly
Several pedestrians were injured in the collision.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Offaly.
In the early hours of Sunday morning (19 December), a car collided with a number of pedestrians after mounting a footpath on O'Connell Street in Birr.
Gardaí arrested the driver, a male juvenile in his late teens on suspicion of drink driving.
A blood sample was provided at Birr Garda Station and the male was last later released pending further investigations.
A number of persons were taken to Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore with injuries.
It's reported none of the injuries are life threatening at this time.
The scene at O'Connell Street in Birr is currently preserved pending technical examination.
Local diversions are in place.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were in the Emmet Square or O'Connell Street areas of Birr between 12.15am and 12.20am are asked to make this footage available to investigating Gardaí.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 9169710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.