Dublin Gardaí investigating fatal hit and run this morning

Louise McCarthy

Reporter:

Louise McCarthy

Garda

A man sustained fatal injuries this morning in Swords. 

Gardaí are investigating the fatal hit and run incident between a HGV and a male pedestrian that occurred on the Swords Road (N1), at the Collins Avenue Junction,at approximately 12:20am. 

The man, aged in his 20s, was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The scene of the incident has now reopened following a Garda Forensic Examination.

The HGV vehicle believed to be involved in this incident failed to remain at the scene and is reported to have been travelling from Whitehall in the direction of Donnycarney. The HGV is described as being white in colour and was not carrying a trailer at the time of the collision. 

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them, particularly anyone who may have been in the Collins Avenue Junction area of the N1 between 12:15am and 12:30am.

A Garda spokesperson said: "We are interested in speaking to anyone who may have dash cam or CCTV footage or anyone with information on the movements or whereabouts of the HGV believed to be involved in this incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Santry Garda Station on 01 666 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.