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Gardai in Kilbeggan wish to appeal for witnesses to a hit and run collision.

The incident occurred on the M6 West bound between Junction 5, Kilbeggan and Junction 6, Moate on Wednesday at 9pm.

The driver of a silver Toyota Yaris was struck from the rear by another vehicle causing it to spin across the road.

The driver of the Toyota Yaris did not require Hospital treatment.

The offending vehicle, no description, failed to remain at the scene.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses who may have travelled this stretch of road between 8pm and 10pm on November 29. 

Anyone with information that can assist, to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 6498550, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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A young man has died following a hit-and-run incident in Liverpool on Friday night.

The 24-year-old, originally from Northern Ireland, was visiting the city for a stag party when he was struck by a grey BMW on The Strand near to the Hilton Hotel at about 11.40pm.

According to The Liverpool Echo, the driver of the car sped off southbound away from the city as passersby rushed to help the man.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and attended to the victim before taking him to the Royal Liverpool Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Earlier today, police seized a vehicle they believe meets the description of that used in the hit-and-run, and it is currently being examined by detectives.

A full investigation has been launched and authorities are appealing for anyone with information, or anyone who might had dash-cam footage of the incident to come forward.

Inspector Danny Harris from the roads policing unit said: “This is an extremely serious incident in which a young man has tragically died.”

“We need anyone who saw the collision or remembers seeing a grey or silver-coloured BMW in or around this area to come forward.”

The man's identity has not yet been released.

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