Hit and run claims life of pedestrian
A fatal hit-and-run incident has claimed the life of a male pedestrian on the N3.
The body of a man aged in his 50s was discovered by a road user along the N3 near Billis Bridge shortly after 12pm this afternoon, Friday, August 19.
Gardaí in Bailieboro are investigating the incident which is understood to have occurred sometime between 10pm yesterday evening, Thursday, August 18, and 12pm today, Friday, August 19.
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.
Gardaí confirmed that Forensic Collision Investigators have completed a full technical examination of the scene. The road has now 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, August 18, and 12pm (midday) today, Friday, August 19 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.