Victim in apparent hit-and-run last December dies

Victim in apparent hit-and-run last December dies

A man who was found unconscious after an apparent hit-and-run in North Dublin last December has died.

Callum 'Cal' Grimes (27), was found unconscious on the side of the road in Loughshinny by a passer-by at about 8.30am on the morning of December 27 last year.

It is suspected that he was knocked down hours before. Broken glass and plastic from a vehicle was scattered nearby on the R128 Skerries to Loughshinny Road.

A bread delivery driver found Callum, from the St Catherine’s estate in Rush, lying on the road as he was making deliveries and a local nurse helped give him first aid before emergency services arrived.

Mr Grimes sustained serious injuries when he was apparently hit by a vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

Gardai made several appeals for information from the public in relation to the incident.

They also appealed for the driver of a blue Volkswagen Transporter van who may have information relating to this incident to contact them.02:06

One man in his 30s was arrested and questioned at Balbriggan in relation to the incident but later released without charge.

According to Mr Grimes was out socialising on St Stephen’s night at a bar in Skerries about 5km away from where he was found.

It is believed he was unable to get a taxi and started walking home along the narrow road.

He died at Beaumont Hospital last Friday and a post mortem is due to be carried out on his body tomorrow before it is released to his family so that funeral arrangements can be made.

Gardai have today renewed their appeal for information in relation to the incident.

They can contact Balbriggan Garda station on 01 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.