Heavy security as man appears in court following hit-and-run death

May 16, 2024

A man has appeared in court just hours after a pedestrian died after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Co Donegal.

The man in his 60s was struck by a car in the village of Clonmany at approximately 12.15am on Sunday morning last.

He died last night at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital as a result of the injuries sustained in the incident.

Gardai have confirmed their investigation is now a Fatal Road Traffic collision investigation.

A spokesperson added that post mortem examination will take place in due course.

There was heavy Garda presence at Letterkenny District Court where a man charged in connection with the incident appeared before Judge Ciaran Liddy.

Kevin Grant, aged 36, of Páirc Mór, Buncrana, faces a total of eight charges arising out of the incident.

They include endangerment, two counts of dangerous driving, refusing to give information, refusing to give a sample and three charges under the Road Traffic Act connected with the hit-and-run incident.

He originally appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on Monday evening.

The court was told that full CCTV footage of the alleged incident had been taken from a number of premises in the immediate area.

At Monday evening’s special court sitting, Detective Garda Sergeant Killian Callaghan said that Gardai were objecting to bail in the case on a number of grounds.

He gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution of Grant and told the court that the accused made no reply when charged with the offences at 4.42pm today at Buncrana Garda Station.

Solicitor for the accused man, Mr Frank Dorrian, outlined why he was objecting to bail being refused to his client.

Having considered both applications, Judge Ciaran Liddy said he was granting bail to the accused but under a number of conditions.

The court heard that the accused is currently working for a construction company in Dublin.

The conditions include that he sign on at Buncrana Garda Station on Saturdays and Sundays, provide a €750 cash lodgement, provide a phone number and be of sober habits.

Judge Liddy remanded the accused on bail to Letterkenny District Court to today.

When Grant appeared in court today, Judge Liddy adjourned the case to Buncrana District Court on June 13th next.