Gardaí renew public appeal on suspect car in fatal hit and run in Furbo

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Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information in a fatal hit and run incident at Furbo where a woman in her 50s was killed this week, with new details on a suspect vehicle.

A woman in her mid-50s died following a road traffic collision, which occurred in the vicinity of Pairicin’s Bar in Furbo on Wednesday evening.

Investigating Gardaí have established that the deceased was dropped to this general location at approximately 6.30pm on Wednesday afternoon.

An Garda Síochána now believe that a 2004 to 2007 model Toyota Corolla was involved in this hit and run collision.

Inspector Brian Ryan of Salthill Garda Station said, “An Garda Síochána is appealing to the driver of this vehicle to please come forward and make contact with Gardaí in Salthill.”

“Similarly we would like to appeal to members of the public who may have information, or may be aware of a vehicle matching this description which has sustained damage in the past 24 hours, to please come forward.”

It is understood that the deceased was walking on the right hand side of the R336 road heading in the direction of Spiddal, and that she was struck by a vehicle travelling from the Spiddal direction heading towards Barna.

Anyone who can assist investigators with their enquiries can contact Salthill Garda Station on 091-514720, or the Garda Confidential line 1800-666-111.