Guard on duty injured after alleged hit and run in Cork

A member of An Garda Síochána was injured on Friday after an alleged accident involving a motorcyclist at a checkpoint in Cork.

The collision on the road took place at Victoria Road/Monahan Road Junction in Cork city on Friday evening.

A Garda spokesman said: “A motorcyclist collided with an on-duty male member of An Garda Síochána who was conducting a static checkpoint as part of the police response to a major public event in the town at about 7pm. The motorcyclist was unable to stay on site.”

“The An Garda Síochána member was then taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment for his non-life-threatening facial and head injuries,” the spokesperson said.

No arrests have been made at this stage of this ongoing investigation.

Gardaí calls on any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

All road users who may have CCTV footage, including dash cam, and who traveled in the Victoria Road/Monahan Road Junction area between 6:50 PM and 7:05 PM are requested to make these images available to Gardaí.

It comes as a senior off duty Garda was seriously injured in an alleged hit-and-run incident in Limerick on Thursday.

Inspector Niall Flood was still being treated at Cork University Hospital last night after being flown in from the scene of the incident in Co Limerick around 7:15pm on Thursday.

The highly respected officer suffered horrific injuries to his foot and lower leg when he was hit from behind by a car while cycling on the secondary road, the R522 between Dromcollogher and Feohanagh, near Newcastle West.

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after contacting Gardaí.

She was detained at Henry Street Garda Station yesterday while the damaged car she was driving was seized by investigators for technical examination.

Clearly, the medical attention Inspector Flood received at the scene was critical to saving his life as he lay by the side of the road.

Gardaí calls on any witnesses or road users with dashcam images from the area to come forward.

Anyone with information about either incident is requested to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021 452 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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