Teenage girl in critical condition following Kilkenny carjacking
She will need further surgery this week.
A teenage girl has been hospitalised with serious injuries following a carjacking in Kilkenny.
It is believed the teenager, who has special needs, is in a critical condition at a Dublin hospital
The 16-year-old girl was alone in the car when it was stolen on Friday, November 18th.
Her father left her in the car on Greet Street on Friday afternoon. He left the key in the ignition so she could listen to the radio.
The young girl's father left the car momentarily to run an errand.
When he was gone, a man (30s) stole the car. The man, named as Dale Fogarty, crashed the car into another vehicle. He was removed from the scene and pronounced dead at St. Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny.
Three other people were in the other car, but their injuries are not life-threatening.
According to The Independent, Fogarty was overtaking cars on a blind bend.
Gardaí have called on witnesses to come forward following the accident and carjacking.
They have asked road users with camera footage to come forward. They're particularly interested in footage from drivers who were on the N77 between Kilkenny town and Ballyragget between 3:15 pm and 4 pm.
Witnesses should contact Kilkenny Garda Station at 056 7775000.
You can also contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.