Elderly woman dies following Oranmore hit and run

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A woman in her 80s has died following a hit and run in Oranmore on Friday evening.

At approximately 5:05pm, a female pedestrian, aged in her 80s, was struck by a car on the Old Limerick Road, Oranmore.

The driver of the car failed to remain at the scene.

The woman was taken to University Hospital Galway for treatment.

She later passed away from her injuries on Friday night.

A technical examination of the scene by Forensic Collision Investigators was completed last night, but the Old Limerick Road remains closed at this time.

It is expected to re-open later this morning, Saturday, January 7.

Gardaí are appealing to any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Oranmore area between 4:30pm and 5:30pm is asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Oranmore Garda Station on 091 388 030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.