Vehicle in fatal hit and run was ‘a company car’

THE Nissan Primera which was involved in a fatal hit and run early on Sunday in Castleconnell, Co Limerick, was a “company car”.

Gardaí suspect the vehicle was bought recently by a group of youths for €500. Tom O’Shea, a 40-year-old father of one, was hit by the Nissan Primera as he was getting into a car driven by his daughter after a night out socialising in Castleconnell.

The accident happened at around 3am and Mr O’Shea died two hours later at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital.

Gardaí located the 01-registered Nissan Primera car some time later. Their investigation discovered the previous owner recently sold it for €500.

Mr O’Shea and his wife Lisa had just returned from a holiday in Spain to celebrate Tom’s 40th birthday.

The O’Shea’s had been for a night out at a local pub in Castleconnell and their daughter Tammy came to collect them.

Mr O’Shea was getting into the rear of the car when the Nissan Primera drove up the main street and hit him before driving off.

Gardaí have appealed to anybody who may have been in Castleconnell between midnight and 4am to contact them on 061-212400.

The late Mr O’Shea was a very popular figure in Castleconnell, where he ran a car-dealing business.

A keen motorbike enthusiast, he was regularly seen on his Harley Davidson.


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