Gardaí are appealing for information following a suspected fatal ‘hit and run’ collision in Longford last night.
At approximately 11.45pm a pedestrian aged in his early 20s was struck by a passing vehicle while walking on the N4 at Deerpark near Newtownforbes. He was treated at the scene by a Paramedic Team and removed by Ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar. According to Gardai, the vehicle involved in the collision failed to stop and continued in the direction of Newtowforbes. The injured man was later pronounced dead in hospital.
The scene is preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local scenes of crime officers. Traffic diversions are in place and the road is expected to remain closed for the next number of hours. The local Coroner and the Office of State Pathologist will be notified.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witness and are particularly appealing to the driver of the vehicle to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station 043-3350570 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.