Thursday , August 18 2022

Teen was arrested in connection with hitting and running and the young child of Cork seriously injured



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Update 6pm: Gardaí have arrested a young teenager today in connection with a hit-and-run event in Cork yesterday.

A small child with serious injuries was left following the incident.

Zac Higgins, now in a coma prompted at Temple Street Children's Hospital, suffered serious injuries when he ran on the road when playing with a ball near Castle Meadows on Skehard Road in Mahon in the city of Cork at about 4pm yesterday.

It was hit by a blue Mazda 6 who left the scene.

The teen is kept under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Bridewell (Cork) police station.

The police wish to renew their appeal and ask anyone who has witnessed the incident or has any information to contact them.

The police believe that there are a number of people in the car at the time of the incident and that they would appeal to passengers to come forward.

Anyone with information or who may have a filming camera is asked to contact Anglesea Street Police Station 021 4522000 on Police Line 1800 666 111 or any Police Station.

Earlier: The father of a child who was seriously injured in Cork hit-and-run talk; The Gardaí will appeal to the driver to come forward

By Olivia Kelleher

Update 9.45am: The father of a toddler who was left with serious injuries at an incident that hit and ran has expressed his thanks to paramedics and neighbors “who went above and beyond“ duty following the accident.

Paul Higgins and Aishling Sexton's wife are currently at their son's bedside in Temple Street Hospital in Dublin. It's in a coma to stimulate it.

Zac suffered serious injuries when he ran on the road when playing with a ball near Castle Meadows on Skehard Road in Mahon in the city of Cork at about 4pm yesterday.

It was hit by a blue Mazda 6 who left the scene.

In a Facebook job, his father, Paul, thanked everyone who rushed into his support over the last 24 hours.

"I would like to thank everyone who sent good wishes today. After the longest four hours at the CUH, our little warrior arrived in Dublin by ambulance. He will be delighted when he wakes up to hear him. Street straight for CT scan which showed good results so far.

"To see your child that way is the worst feeling I have ever had in my life today. Special thanks to all our friends in Castlemeadows who went above and beyond."

Meanwhile, cards that are investigating the hit and run say they have restored a blue saloon car which is believed to have been part of its event.

"The car was restored about 1km from the scene of the collision," he said.

It was added that the injured boy was described as critical but stable at Temple Street Children's University Hospital in Dublin.

"No arrests have been made and researchers continue to appeal for information," he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda

Station 021 4522000 or Police Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

– Additional reporting from Kevin O'Neill

The former Lord Mayor is calling on people with knowledge of Cork's horrific strike to come forward

The former Lord Mayor of Cork said he was "horrific" a hit and run event where a toddler was seriously injured when appealing to the driver to turn himself in.

The young boy took the injuries when he ran on the road when playing with a ball near Castle Meadows on Skehard Road in Mahon in the city of Cork at about 4pm yesterday.

It was hit by a blue Mazda 6 who left the scene.

Cllr Chris O Leary has appealed to the driver or has witnessed the accident to connect to guards.

"My support goes out to the family I know. I would ask people to come on. I think the people should be part of it." We'll also tell people if you have information, photos on your dashcam or on your phone put that into the cards.

Chris Leary

"The guards have been trying to pull together what happened and how it happened and I would urge the person who was driving to come forward. The driver had no warning to leave."

The young person is currently in a coma to motivate. His collar bone is broken and other bones have cracked and damaged. It is understood that it will survive the event but there is a long road to recovery.

The toddler was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken by ambulance to University Hospital Cork. He was subsequently transferred to Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin where he is in a serious condition.

According to Councilor Leary, the young boy's family is extremely grateful for the rapid response of the emergency services and the support of their neighbors and friends.

Cllr. Leary said that the young boy's parents were "horrific" that someone would beat a child down and not "pick up" and put himself in.

Later, Gardaí found a blue car equivalent to the description of the vehicle in question, which was left in the nearby village of Ballinure. The vehicle is examined forensically to see if it was associated with the accident.

Door to door inquiries are carried out in the area and relevant CCTV material will be checked if available.

Superintendent Colm Sullivan said, "We had a blue saloon car, which we thought was part of the event, located close to the scene and had been seized for inspection. T technical.

"We think there could be a number of people in the car at the time of the incident and we would appeal to the driver and the passengers to come forward. T

"Similarly, I am asking them to contact us at Anglesea Street gate station."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street card station on 021-4522000 or Police Confidential Line 1800 666111.

Cork cards are appealing for information after a 3 year old child has been seriously injured in the hit and run

By Digital Desk staff

Earlier: Police forces are appealing for information after a young child has been seriously injured in a hit city in Cork City.

The three-year-old was hit by a car that failed to stop at Castle Meadows off Skehard Road just before 4pm yesterday.

The young boy was rushed by ambulance to the University Hospital of Cork, where his condition was understood to be severe.

Wards in Anglesea Street are keen to talk to drivers with dash cameras driving in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Police Station on 021-4522000 or the Police Confidential Line (1800) 666111.

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