Clare gardaí search for hit-and-run driver

Gardaí in Clare are searching for the driver of a van who crashed and left the scene of an accident yesterday, injuring a teenager.

Gardaí in Clare are searching for the driver of a van who crashed and left the scene of an accident yesterday, injuring a teenager.

A 16-year-old boy is recovering in hospital this morning after he was hit by the van yesterday evening.

The incident happened just after 6pm near the village of Ballynacally, six miles from Ennis on the main Kildysart road.

Two units of the fire brigade and an ambulance from Ennis rushed to the scene to find the teenager lying on the road with a serious ankle injury. He is now in a stable condition in hospital.

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