Manhunt for driver after hit-and-run car knocked down pedestrian

Gardaí are searching for a driver believed to have been involved in a hit and run in Dublin which left a man seriously injured following an attempted robbery. The incident took place in Finglas near Kilshane Cross at around 10.50am. Gardaí believe a man tried to rob a van as it was making a delivery but was disturbed by the van driver. The man then fled the scene at speed in a car which then knocked down a male pedestrian a short distance away. The victim was trapped under the car and the driver fled on foot. A number of garda units including search dogs and air support are currently searching for him. The pedestrian, who was seriously injured, has been taken to hospital. The driver is described as being in his mid-20s, unshaven, wearing a dark hoodie and a baseball hat. Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 01-666-7300.

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