Man arrested after ‘hit and run’ released without charge 

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GARDAÍ have arrested and questioned a man in connection with a hit and run incident in which a car was driven from the scene after hitting a woman in Limerick City yesterday morning.

The man, who is aged in his 20s, has since being released without charge pending the outcome of a Garda report to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The woman, who is in her 50s, was taken by ambulance from the scene at William Street to University Hospital Limerick where she was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Appealing for witnesses, a Garda spokesman said they were investigating a road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a car at approximately 12:30am on William Street, Limerick City on Monday, March 28.

A female pedestrian in her late 50s was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time. The vehicle failed to remain at the scene.

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The road was closed for a technical examination but has since reopened.

A man in his 20s was arrested in relation to this incident. He has since been released without charge with a file being prepared for the DPP. Investigations are ongoing.”