Gardaí investigating reports of man hit by car at city petrol station

A screenshot from the footage of the incident, which has been circulating online.

GARDAÍ in Limerick are investigating reports of violent disorder that saw one man hit by a car in a city petrol station on this past Bank Holiday Monday.

At around 3.30pm on August 7, an altercation broke out amongst three men on the forecourt of the Circle K filling station on the Ballysimon Road.

In a statement to the Limerick Post, Gardaí said that an investigation into the incident was underway.

“Gardaí are investigating reports of a violent disorder incident that occurred on Monday 7th August 2023 in Limerick City,” a spokesperson said.

“The incident occurred shortly before 3:30pm at a premises on the Ballysimon Road and it’s reported a number of males were involved in an altercation.”

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In videos circulating across social media, one of the men can be seen brandishing an implement that appears to be an axe, swinging it at a dark coloured car before the driver of the car accelerates towards the man, almost pinning against a gas pump.

Another man, armed with what appears to be a baseball bat, can be seen running in the direction of the car, swinging the bat.

Later on in the footage, the man who was hit by the car can be seen limping.

In a separate clip of the incident, the driver of the car can be seen driving at and reversing towards the other men at speed in the forecourt of the filling station.

“An investigation is continuing at Henry Street Garda station,” the Garda statement said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station 061 212400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.