March 1, 2024

Two women (60s) rushed to hospital following hit-and-run on Kilkenny’s ‘road of death’

Two women in their 60s were rushed to hospital following a hit and run on the Kilkenny border yesterday evening.

Gardai are looking for the driver who led the scene after writing of the vehicle when it hit a tree.

The two women were walking on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Suir near Tinvane, shortly after 9pm when they were hit.

The stretch of the N24 between Piltown and Carrick-on-Suir is known locally as “the road of death” due to the amount of deaths and serious accidents that have occurred since it opened roughly 20 years ago.

The van is understood to have come around a bend behind the women and crashed into them as they were walking back in the direction of the town.

The van, a white Opel Combo van, then skidded after hitting the women and careered across the road before hitting a tree and bouncing back onto the carriageway.

The driver of the van got out of the vehicle and fled the scene. He has yet to be apprehended.

The two women were rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford where their injures are serious, but not life-threatening.

The road was closed off while gardai performed a technical examination.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or motorists who may have dashcam footage from the area around the time to contact Carrick-on-Suir Garda Station on 051 640024.

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