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Two-year-old girl involved in hit-and-run dies of her injuries

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai said a 24-year-old man was arrested in Dublin following the collision
Gardai said a 24-year-old man was arrested in Dublin following the collision

A two-year-old girl involved in a suspected hit-and-run in the capital has died of her injuries, Gardai have confirmed.

The toddler was seriously injured after being struck by a car on the North Road in the Phoenix Park yesterday evening. 

She was involved in a 'horrific' collision with a car at approximately 6.20pm. Emergency services were called and the young girl was rushed to Temple Street Hospital where her condition was described as being 'serious'. 

However, she was sadly pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning. 

"The two year old girl who was seriously injured following being struck by a car on the North Road, Phoenix Park yesterday evening was pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning," a Garda spokesman said. 

The park was packed with families with young children enjoying the bank holiday sunshine when the incident occurred. 

The road was closed and the area was immediately sealed off for a technical examination.

A short time later a 24-year-old Dublin man was arrested in connection with the incident. He was last night being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Cabra Garda Station.
 
Investigations are continuing and gardai have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
 
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cabra Garda Station on 01 666 7400.