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Witnesses sought to rear-end hit and run in county town

WITNESSES to a hit and run collision near an Ennis school, or those who may have dash cam footage, are being urged to contact gardaí, writes Jessica Quinn. Gardaí in the county town are appealing for witnesses following the hit and run which occurred at 8.01pm on Friday, September 10, at the traffic lights near Colaiste Muire secondary school on Harmony Row. The driver of a black 212 Volkswagen Passat had stopped at a red light with the intention of going straight over Club Bridge. “As the driver waited for the green light a silver or grey car that may have had a 10 or 12 registration impacted the rear of the car it then reversed back towards the entrance gates of Colaiste Muire and drove away in the direction of the Maid of Eireann roundabout, said Sergeant Triona Brooks, Clare Crime Prevention Officer. “If anyone witnessed this collision or anyone who may have dash cam footage, we are asking …

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Hit and run victim’s life changed

A FORMER inter-county hurler told Limerick Circuit Court how his life changed irreparably, due to catastrophic injuries received when a burglar trying to evade gardaí during a high-speed chase in Parteen ploughed into him. Limerick Circuit Court heard that the injuries sustained by 79-year-old Eric Ryan in the incident in Parteen village last September resulted in him having a leg amputated above the knee. Before the court was Michael Sheehan, 26, of 44 Cliona Park, Moyross, Limerick, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury to Mr Ryan and to two counts of burglary. Detective Garda Ronan O’Reilly said Mr Ryan, from Corbally in Limerick, and two friends had gone to nearby Browne’s bar for a drink, after playing a game of pitch and putt. Returning to a car park, they heard a garda car siren. The next thing a car, driven by Sheehan, crashed into the men, resulting in Mr Ryan suffering injuries that also included a fracture …

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Alleged hit and run at Parteen

An alleged hit and run incident outside a pitch and putt course in Parteen was recalled when a 26-year-old man appeared before Limerick District Court on Tuesday charged with dangerous driving causing serious harm to two pensioners, one of whom lost his leg. Michael Sheehan of of Cliona Park, Moyross, Limerick appeared beforethe court on 11 new charges arising out of the alleged incident in Parteen village on September 25, 2014. The defendant was previously charged with two counts of burglary at Aherina, Kilmore, and Doonas, County Clare, on the same date. Limerick District Court heard how the Sheen replied, “I’m sorry, that was an accident” when he was formally charged with dangerous driving causing seriously bodily harm to Eric Ryan (79) and Liam Barry (77) at Parteen village on September 25, 2014. Detective Garda Ronan O’Reilly said Sheehan made no reply to the other 10 charges which include, six counts of dangerous driving at locations between Clonlara and Parteen …

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Man arrested for questioning in fatal hit and run

GARDAI investigating a fatal traffic collision, which occurred at about 8.30pm on Wednesday night on the Gort Road in Loughrea have arrested a man in his 20s. The man has been detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Loughrea Garda Station and can be detained for up to 24 hours. A cyclist, 68 year old John White, St Laurences Field in Loughrea, was fatally injured in the collision. He was taken to University College Hospital Galway where he was later pronounced dead. A post mortem was carried out yesterday afternoon by State Pathologist, Prof Marie Cassidy.

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Cyclist fatally injured in hit and run

GARDAI are investigating a traffic collision, which occurred at about 8.30pm on Wednesday night on the Gort Road in Loughrea, in which a male cyclist was fatally injured. The man, in his late 60s, was struck by a car close to pedestrian lights on the Gort Road and the offending vehicle drove away from the scene in the direction of Gort. The offending car, which is believed to have been a blue BMW with a partial registration of 01, would have visible damage to the bonnet and front. It is also believed that the car has a defective right rear light. The injured cyclist was taken to University College Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead shortly before 2am. A post mortem examination will be held later today by Prof Marie Cassidy, the State Pathologist. The road at the scene of the crash, closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination of the area, has since reopened. Gardai­ at Loughrea …

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