Appeal for information following Tallaght hit and run

by Mark O'Brien

An appeal has been made for information after a 14-year-old boy last “left for dead” in a hit and run incident in Tallaght last night.

On today’s show, 98FM’s Dublin Talks covered the story of 14 year-old Sean, who was cycling home in Fettercairn when a car ploughed into him after the motorist broke a red light and didn’t stop in time before knocking the teenager off his bike.

Sean’s Father, John, who had been at his son’s bedside all night, described his condition to Adrian, including how his son’s skull is broken in several places, his elbow “obliterated” and his legs broken.

At the time of the interview, Sean was going for further scans to determine the extent of his injuries although John is hoping his injuries are not life threatening.

The distraught family made a heart breaking plea live on air to the people responsible for what happened to Sean, asking them to have a conscience and to hand themselves in.

They asked the public to come forward with any information they have that could help the family find the perpetrator.

Sean’s aunt, Ciara O’Reilly, posted took to Facebook to appeal for information and also shared a picture of the distressing scene following the accident.

She said: “This is what’s left of my nephews bike after he was involved in a hit and run tonight on the road between Fettercairn and Rossfield he is now in the ICU in a really bad way please if anyone knows anything at all let us or the garda know he is only 14 and could of been killed.”

Adrian wished Sean a speedy recovery and vowed to do his best to get any information on the incident from 98FM listeners in an effort to help find the motorist.

Gardai said they are currently investigating the incident.

The car involved is described as a black saloon car, possibly a VW Passat or a Saab.

Anyone who may have witnesses this collision or who may have information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01- 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

The full interview can be found on  HERE.

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