Gardai in Castlebar are appealing for information after a teenager was struck by a car on the Cottage road, Breaffy last night, and sustained serious injuries.

The 14 year old girl was walking with her dog when the incident occurred between 8.30  and 8.50pm last night.

The vehicle did not stop. It is described as a dark coloured car.

The girl was removed by ambulance from the scene and taken to Mayo University Hospital.

The road is closed to traffic this morning as a garda forensic investigation of the scene is underway.

Gardai are appealing for anyone on Cottage road, the Breaffy road, or the Belcarra road last night between 8.15pm and 8.45 pm and may have noticed anything unusual or suspicious to contact them, particularly anyone with a dash cam in their vehicle in that area last night, to contact Castlebar garda station at 094 9022222.



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