Woman questioned over Galway hit and run incident

Man badly injured when struck by car in Furbo late on Sunday not found until Monday morning

A woman is being questioned in relation to a hit and run incident in Galway which has left a man seriously injured.  Photograph: Collins Photos

A woman is being questioned in relation to a hit and run incident in Galway which has left a man seriously injured. Photograph: Collins Photos

 

A woman is being questioned in relation to a hit and run incident in Galway which has left a man seriously injured.

Venâncio ‘Costa’ Sousa, originally from Madeira, Portugal, suffered multiple injuries in the incident near his home in Furbo at around 8pm on Sunday.

Gardaí are questioning a woman who presented at a garda station in Co Clare in relation to the incident and officers from Salthill have asked any witnesses to contact them on (091) 514720.

Mr Sousa, a window fitter, was walking at the time he was hit and was found injured in the garden of a nearby house at 11am on Monday. He was taken to University Hospital Galway where he is being treated for head and facial injuries, broken ribs, internal injuries and a broken pelvis.

His sister Mariana Sousa, who has travelled from her home in London to be with Mr Sousa, said: “He’s very sick in hospital, in intensive care. We are all shocked”.

A GoFundMe page set up by his sister on Wednesday with a target of raising £50,000 has so far raised almost £1,000.

“At this time any help is important to save Costa’s life, and I thank from the bottom of my heart all those who can generously help,” she said.