Local Fianna Fáil Senator, Lorraine-Clifford Lee has called on all those who might have witnessed the horrific hit and run accident last night on the Rathbeal Road in Swords to get in touch with local Gardaí.

Commenting, Senator Clifford Lee said, “This incident is a living nightmare for this young man’s family. Hit and Runs are despicable and disgraceful. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this very sad time.

“Gardaí are currently seeking information from witnesses who may have been on the road at the same time as the accident or who may have seen a dark-coloured saloon vehicle leave the scene in the direction of Ashbourne.

“I would implore anyone who has any information to get in touch with Swords Garda Station by calling the incident hot line on 016664700,” concluded Clifford-Lee.