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'Unbearable' Sister of Galway hit and run victim says he's 'suffering a lot' in ICU

Venâncio ‘Costa’ Sousa suffered multiple injuries in the incident near his home in Furbo on October 24th.


Venâncio ‘Costa’ Sousa

Venâncio ‘Costa’ Sousa

Venâncio ‘Costa’ Sousa

The sister of the man who was badly injured after being involved in a hit and run in Galway has said that he remains in a "severe" condition in ICU.

Venâncio ‘Costa’ Sousa, who is originally from Madeira, Portugal, suffered multiple injuries in the incident near his home in Furbo at around 8pm on October 24th.

The 49-year-old was only discovered the following day lying injured in the garden of a nearby house at around 11am.

A woman was questioned in relation to the incident after presenting at a garda station in Co. Clare last month.

A garda spokesperson said today that the "investigation is ongoing."

Venâncio was taken to University Hospital Galway, where he is currently being treated for head and facial injuries, broken ribs, internal injuries, and a broken pelvis.

A GoFundMe page was set up to cover the cost of his hospital bills, which has raised more than €6,700 to date.

Now, Venâncio’s sister Mariana – who flew over to Ireland from her home in London to be with her brother - has given an update on his condition and said that he is “suffering a lot.”

“Three weeks have passed since my brother was run over and abandoned between life and death,” she wrote.

“He remains in the ICU in a condition considered severe. Many health complications began to emerge derived from his health status.

“The doctors are doing everything they can to save his life. He's suffering a lot, because in addition to the infections and traumas he has, the pain he feels from broken bones is unbearable.

“I appreciate the people of Galway, who have some information about the person who ran over my brother, to help please. Talk to the local police. The culprit for this has to be found.

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