THE FAMILY of a Kilkenny youngster are maintaining a bedside vigil following a collision at Main Street, Gowran on Sunday evening.
Ciara O’Mahony, from Flagmount suffered multiple injuries when she was struck by a car at 8.45pm. The 18-year-old was out celebrating Kilkenny’s All-Ireland win with friends when she was hit by a car while crossing the street.
The teenager was treated at the scene before being removed to St Luke’s Hospital. She was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where she remains in a critical condition. The male driver was treated for shock at the scene.
Her parents John and Carol have remained by her bedside as family, friends and the wider community pray for her recovery. Ciara, who has a twin brother Jack is a first year student at Waterford College of Further Education.
Gardai closed the road for a number of hours to carry out a forensic collision investigation. Gardai are carrying out a full investigation into the accident and are appealling to any witnesses to the collision to contact them at Thomastown Garda Station on 056 7724222.
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