Garda seriously injured in County Limerick ‘hit and run’ 

GARDAÍ have appealed for witnesses and dash cam footage after a Garda Inspector was seriously injured in a hit and run in County Limerick last night.

A woman in her 20s has been arrested and a car has been seized as part of the Garda investigation into the incident.

Inspector Niall Flood, who is in his 50s, was off duty and cycling at the time. He was found seriously injured on the R522 between Dromcollogher and Newcastle West around 7.15pm.

He was airlifted from the scene to Cork University Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Based at Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick City, Inspector Flood previously served as a Sergeant in the Newcastle West Garda District.

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A Garda spokesman said that Gardaí at Henry Street are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury traffic hit and run collision in County Limerick on Thursday, June 30.

“Shortly after 7:15pm, Garda and Emergency Services were alerted after a cyclist was discovered with serious injuries on the R522 between Dromcollogher and Feohanagh near Newcastle West.

“The cyclist, a man in his 50s, was treated at the scene and airlifted to Cork University Hospital, his injures are described a serious.”

“A woman in her 20s was subsequently arrested by investigating Gardaí in connection with the incident, she is currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.”

“A car understood to be involved in the incident was seized for forensic examination. The scene has been examined by Garda Forensic Collision investigators and the road has since reopened to traffic.”

“Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling on the R522 between Dromcollogher and Feohanagh at the time of the incident with camera footage (including dash cam), is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

“Investigations are ongoing. No further information is available at this time,” the spokesman added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station (061212400) the Garda Confidential Line on (1800666666) or any Garda Station.