Two pedestrians hospitalised in Carlow hit and run incident- Gardaí launch witness appeal

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Two pedestrians hospitalised in Carlow hit and run incident- Gardaí launch witness appeal
12:49 Sunday 18th of June 2017

Two pedestrians have been hospitalised after being knocked down by a jeep in a hit and run incident in Carlow Town last night, prompting Gardaí to issue an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened at around 8.20pm when two pedestrians were injured after they were struck by a 4x4 vehicle while out walking on a local road in the Urglin Rutland area of Carlow Town.
A 59-year-old male pedestrian was seriously injured while the second pedestrian, a 23-year-old female, sustained minor injuries. They were both taken by ambulance to St. Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny. Their injuries are described as non life threatening. The driver of the vehicle failed to remain at the scene.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Carlow Garda Station 059-9136620 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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