Woman still in custody over alleged ‘hit and run’

Henry Street Garda Station.

A WOMAN in her 20s remains in Garda custody today, in connection with an alleged “hit and run” incident on Thursday night that left a senior Limerick Garda in hospital with serious injuries.

Niall Flood, a Garda Inspector at Henry Street Garda Station, who was off-duty and cycling on the R522 near Newcastle West, was thrown from his bike in the collision with a car, and one of his feet was severed in the impact.

Gardai were examining a theory that the driver of the car panicked after the collision, left the scene, and drove to a house where one of Mr Flood’s feet was found wedged into the car.

Inspector Flood remains in a serious but stable condition in Cork University Hospital where he is being treated for multiple bone fractures, lacerations, and bruising, and the wound where his foot was severed below the shinbone and above the ankle.

Earlier today a Garda spokesman said that the woman arrested on Thursday night “is still in Garda custody at this time.”

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