July 18, 2024

Man (20s) arrested over hit and run on Kilkenny border that left two women hospitalised

A man has been arrested on suspicion of fleeing the scene of a hit and run on the Kilkenny border which left two women in a serious condition in hospital.

The two women, one in their late 60s and one in her 70s, were rushed to University Hospital Waterford after they were stuck by a van at Tinvane outside Carrick-on-Suir.

The pair were walking near the N24 shortly after 9pm when they were hit.

The van that hit the women, a white Opel Combo, is understood to have come around a bend and crashed into them.

The van then careered across the road before hitting a tree and coming to a stop.

The driver of the van got out of the vehicle and fled the scene.

Gardai from Carrick-on-Suir arrested a man in his 20s in relation to the incident late last night. He is currently being held for questioning.

The two women remain in hospital.


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