Gardai renew appeal for witnesses after victim passes away from injuries

by Dublin Gazette

Gardaí at Store Street are renewing their appeal for witnesses following a serious collision involving a cyclist and a car on North Wall Quay on Monday.

A male cyclist, who was taken by ambulance from the scene in a serious condition, passed away from his injuries at the Mater Hospital earlier today, September 2.

The victim has been named as 28-year-old Thiago Cortes, originally from Brazil, who was working in the capital as a delivery driver for Deliveroo. He suffered severe head injuries in the incident, and had been on life support at the Mater. It is understood that he was working at the time of the incident.

Friends of Thiago, and the Brazilian community in Dublin, will be holding a vigil at the Spire at 5pm this evening, demanding justice for him and for his wife following his death. They are asking for those attending to wear black, or their Deliveroo uniform.

The car involved in the hit and run was driven away from the scene, and was later recovered by Gardai at Castleforbes Square a short time later after being abandoned by the driver.

Gardaí are now renewing their appeal for witnesses and in particular to anyone who was in the area of the North Wall Quay, North Wall Avenue, East Wall Road, Sheriff Street Upper, Castleforbes Road or Castleforbes Square between 10.15pm and 10.30pm to come forward.

They are also appealing to road users with camera footage, including dash-cam, from the area at the time to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Store Street Garda station 01 6668000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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