Mum of one fights for life after hit and run

by Ian Begley

A local mother was seriously injured in a potential hit-and-run car accident in Clonsilla, Dublin 15.
Siobhan Geraghty (35) took a taxi to her home at the Lohunda Dale estate in Clonsilla from Harcourt Street at around 3.40am on Sunday, May 8.
But the primary school teacher never made it to her door after she was hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene. Neighbours then discovered Siobhan lying unconscious on the road.
The young mother was rushed to Connolly Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where her condition is described as critical.
Her family and friends are now appealing for the driver of the car to come forward, or for anyone who knows anything about what happened to Siobhan to contact gardai.
It is reported that neighbours heard “a thud” and then a car speeding from the scene. They then discovered Siobhan lying unconscious on the road.
Siobhan was rushed to Connolly Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where her condition is described as critical.
Speaking to the media, her brother said that Siobhan has had surgery to reduce the swelling and pressure on her brain, with the first 48 hours described as critical. She had three separate injuries to her head and the one causing the most concern was at the back of her skull. Doctors have had to remove the front of her skull to reduce the pressure on the frontal lobes of her brain.
Her family and friends are appealing for the driver of the car to come forward, or for anyone who knows anything about what happened to Siobhan. A good friend of the local resident made a plea on Facebook in the hopes someone with information will come forward.
She posted: “My kind, funny and beautiful friend Siobhan was the victim of a hit and run outside her house on Saturday night. Please share people and hopefully someone somewhere knows something. All of our thoughts are with you and David.”
The gardai are trying to find CCTV images from Harcourt Street and the ATM location to see if they can gain any information from them.
Investigators have established that she had travelled from Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 in a taxi to the Lohunda area prior to her discovery and are seeking to identify the driver of this taxi, which is not better described.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who may have been in the Lohunda Estate/Ongar Distributor Road area between 3.15am and 4.15am.

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