Gardai appeal for witnesses after hit and run in Carlow

Two people have been injured following a hit-and-run in Carlow town.

The 59-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were struck by a 4×4 vehicle while out walking on a local road in the Urglin Rutland area at around 8.20 yesterday evening.

The man – who was seriously injured – and the woman – who sustained minor injuries – were taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

GardaĆ­ are appealing for witnesses or anyone with further information to contact them.