GARDAI are investigating a potential hit and run after a man died while travelling on an electric scooter yesterday.

The 29-year-old’s body was found in unexplained circumstances on the N51 in Harmanstown, Slane.

The man had been using an electric scooter (stock image)

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The man had been using an electric scooter (stock image)Credit: Alamy Live News

Officers attended the scene at around 2.50am yesterday morning after reports of an unconscious man lying on the road.  

The victim, who was travelling  from the direction of Slane, was treated by ambulance services but later pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination was due to take place yesterday.

It’s understood the  man was from Moldova and only moved to Ireland in recent weeks.

He had been working in the Romayo’s takeaway on Collon Road in Slane and it’s believed he was travelling home from work at the time of the incident.  

According to garda sources the man lived between Slane and Navan.

Gardai were trying to contact the man’s family in Moldova yesterday.

A garda source said: “The man had obvious injuries . . . It looks like he may have been the victim of a hit and run incident.”

Anyone with info is asked to contact the incident room at Navan Garda Station on 046 9079930 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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