Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run road traffic incident on the Old Limerick Road in Oranmore, Co. Galway, this evening, Friday, 6th January 2023.


At approximately 5:05pm, a female pedestrian, aged in her 80s, was struck by a car.  The driver of the car failed to remain at the scene.


The pedestrian has been taken to University Hospital Galway where her injuries are described as serious.


The Old Limerick Road is currently closed for an examination by Forensic Collision Investigators.  Local diversions are in place and the road is expected to remain closed until tomorrow, Saturday, 7th January 2023.


Investigations are ongoing.


Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Oranmore area between 4:30pm and 5:30pm is asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact Oranmore Garda Station on 091 388 030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.


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