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Horror collision Man quizzed over hit-and-run that left boy (5) with serious leg injuries will not face prosecution

Noah had to have surgery on his leg and was put in a cast, and had to use a wheelchair and a walking frame to get about.

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Noah Rae Kenna required surgery on his broken leg

Noah Rae Kenna required surgery on his broken leg

Noah Rae Kenna required surgery on his broken leg

A man questioned in relation to a hit-and-run that left a five-year-old with a badly broken leg will not face prosecution.

Noah Rae Kenna was left lying in agony at the side of the road with a broken right leg following the horror collision on Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, on the evening of Saturday, September 12, last year.

He had been out with a group of older children at the time. The driver of the car failed to stop.

X-rays showed that Noah's tibia, the larger of the two bones in the lower leg, was broken above the ankle when he was run over.

Noah had to have surgery on his leg and was put in a cast, and had to use a wheelchair and a walking frame to get about.

In December gardaí sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the matter after interviewing a man in his 20s by appointment while under caution.

But now Noah's mother Jennifer has been told the DPP felt there wasn't enough evidence for a prosecution in the case.

"I was hoping to get justice for Noah but the case is now closed for the moment unless new evidence comes up, so I'm appealing to anyone with information to come forward," she said.

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Noah Rae Kenna

Noah Rae Kenna

Noah Rae Kenna

"I'm heartbroken and disappointed that whoever ran over my little boy hasn't been brought to justice."

Jennifer said Noah is back at school now, and is still affected mentally and physically by the incident.

"He's terrified of the road, and he still has a bend in his leg.

"You can see it when he's walking.

"The doctors hope his muscles will build up enough and it won't be a problem," she said.

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"Noah is really enjoying being back in Scoil Chaitlín Maude Gaelscoil, and he's getting 'Star of the Week' a lot. He's a great spirited little boy."

After the incident Noah went through a lot of emotional trauma, and would ask his mother why the person who knocked him down left him and drove away.

He talked about a girl that he says got out of the car and walked over to him, looked at him, and said 'sorry' before walking away and getting back into the car which then drove off,"said Jennifer.

"Now we don't talk about it and we are trying to move forward.

"We don't dwell on it and Noah's little pals keep his spirits up," she explained.

Last December Noah would tell Jennifer that he hoped Santa would fix his leg on Christmas morning.

"How would the driver feel if this was done to their son or nephew or little brother? This has affected our whole family," she said.

"Someone knows something about what happened.

"There were people around when it happened, and I'm urging them to do the right thing for Noah."

After the incident gardaí launched an appeal for information and dash-cam footage from the public.

Anyone with information should contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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