Gardaí in Cork have begun an investigation after a 25-year-old French man was fatally injured in a hit and run incident in the city centre last night.
The young man was struck by a white Transit van that didn't stop as he was walking on George's Quay in the south inner city at around 9.30pm.
The injured man was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Gardaí cordoned off the scene of the incident and gardaí forensic crash investigators began examining the scene for clues that would help them identify the van.
Gardaí have also been examining CCTV footage of the South Terrace and George's Quay areas as well as along possible routes that the van may have travelled after the collision.