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Father of hit and run victim thanks well wishers

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 11:21am

The father of a young child who was seriously injured in a hit and run in Cork has thanked those who went “above and beyond” in helping his son.

Paul Higgins’ son was hit by a car at Castle Meadows off Skehard Road shortly before 4pm on Monday afternoon. The toddler was then taken by ambulance to CUH where his condition was understood to be serious.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Mr Higgins said that after four hours in the CUH, the “little warrior” was transported by ambulance to Temple Street Children's University Hospital in Dublin where a CT scan showed “good results”.

“I would like to thank everyone who sent well wishes today. Special thanks to all our friends in Castle Meadows. To see your child that way is the worst feeling I ever had in my life,” wrote Mr Higgins.

The car, a blue saloon, fled the scene of the incident. Gardaí have since recovered the vehicle believed to be involved in the incident just one kilometre from the scene of the collision.

Gardaí at Anglesea Street are appealing for witnesses to contact them with any information. They are particularly appealing to motorists with dash cams who were driving in the Skehard Road and Castle Meadows area between 3.30pm and 4.30pm yesterday.

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

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