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Fatal Hit and Run Incident, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, 18th August 2022

Issue Date: 19th August 2022

Gardaí in Bailieboro are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident involving a male pedestrian that occurred in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan.

Shortly after 12pm this afternoon, Friday 19th August 2022, the body of a man (aged in his 50s) was discovered by a road user along the N3 near Billis Bridge in the townland of Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan.

It is understood the incident occurred sometime between 10pm yesterday evening, Thursday 18th August 2022, and 12pm today, Friday 19th August 2022.

Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene and the man was pronounced dead. His body has been removed to the mortuary at Cavan General Hospital. The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

Following an examination of the area, it was identified that the male was struck by a vehicle which failed to remain at the scene.

Forensic Collision Investigators have completed a full technical examination of the scene and the road has reopened.

Gardaí in Bailieboro are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward, and to any person who is aware of a vehicle with unexplained damage in the wider Cavan area.

Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who were on the N3 in Ballyjamesduff between 10pm yesterday evening, Thursday 18th August, and 12pm (midday) today, Friday 19th August and who observed any unusual activity in the area. Any drivers who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area between these hours is asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bailieboro Garda Station on 042 969 4570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.