Woman left 'lying bleeding' following taxi hit-and-run
A taxi driver who knocked down an elderly woman drove home and then returned to the scene after telling their family what happened.
The incident happened on Sundrive Road in Crumlin, Dublin, yesterday morning at 7.15am.
The woman, who was walking at the time, was hit by the car as she crossed the road.
One person close to the scene said a taxi driver had knocked the woman down and then drove away, leaving the woman in her 70s lying bleeding on the ground.
"The taxi driver went home and told someone what happened, and they told the driver to go back to where the incident happened at once, and they returned then," said the witness.
Sources close to the investigation confirmed a motorist has been quizzed by gardai in relation to the incident but no arrests have been made.
The elderly victim, who was taken by ambulance to St James's Hospital, is said to be in a serious condition.
The driver of the car was uninjured.
The section of Sundrive Road where the incident took place was closed for a time yesterday so that an examination by garda forensic collision investigators could take place.
Witnesses said the woman was suspected of having injuries that included a broken leg.
They said there were bloodstains on the road where the car had hit her.
The victim is believed to be from the local area.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Sundrive Road Garda Station on 01 6666600, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.