Man arrested in connection with fatal Dublin hit and run as victim named

Man arrested in connection with fatal Dublin hit and run as victim named
21-year-old Gerard Whyte from Ballymun died in the collision.

Latest: A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with a hit and run in Dublin.

21-year-old Gerard Whyte from Ballymun died in the collision.

The incident occurred on the Swords Road at the Collins Avenue Junction at around 12.20am in the early hours of this morning.

The man arrested this evening is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Ballymun Garda Station.

The HGV articulated tractor unit which gardai believed was involved in the incident has also been recovered.

Gardaí say a family liaison officer has been appointed.

Man arrested in connection with fatal Dublin hit and run as victim named

Update - 5.25pm: Gardaí appeal for driver involved in Dublin hit and run to come forward

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information after a man in his 20s died following a hit-and-run in Dublin today.

The collision between a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and the pedestrian occurred on the Swords Road at the Collins Avenue Junction at around 12.20am in the early hours of this morning.

The man was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The scene of the collision was examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

A post mortem is currently being carried out at the City Morgue by Acting State Pathologist Dr Michal Curtis.

Detective Inspector Michael Mulligan, from Ballymun Garda Station, said that the dead man is from the Swords area but would not release a name as not all family have been informed.

The HGV articulated tractor unit believed to be involved in this incident was turning left from the Swords Road onto Collins Avenue.

The vehicle, which is white in colour, failed to remain at the scene.

Gardaí say they are interested in speaking with the driver of the tractor unit, as well as anyone who may have dash cam or CCTV footage or anyone with information on the movements or whereabouts of the HGV.

Gardaí are also continuing their appeal for anyone with information to contact them, particularly anyone who may have been in the Collins Avenue Junction area of the N1 between 12:15am and 12:30am this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Earlier: Man, 20s, dies following hit and run incident in Dublin

A man in his 20s has died following a hit and run incident in Dublin.

Gardaí say the incident between a heavy goods vehicle and the male pedestrian occurred on the Swords Road at around 12:20am.

The man was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí said that the vehicle believed to be involved in this incident failed to remain at the scene and is reported to have been travelling from Whitehall in the direction of Donnycarney.

The heavy goods vehicle is described as being white in colour and was not carrying a trailer at the time of the collision.

Gardaí have said the scene of the incident has now reopened following a Garda Forensic Examination.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them, particularly anyone who may have been in the Collins Avenue Junction area of the N1 between 12:15am and 12:30am this morning.

They say they are interested in speaking to anyone who may have dash cam or CCTV footage or anyone with information on the movements or whereabouts of the heavy goods vehicle believed to be involved in this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Santry Garda Station on 01 666 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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