A 65-year-old man has died in hospital after sustaining serious injuries while attempting to cross a road in Co Galway yesterday.

Gardaí believe he may have been struck by vehicle that did not remain at the scene in Ardrahan village near Gort at around 7.30pm last night.

They have appealed for any witnesses to come forward and are looking to speak to the occupants of a black-coloured car that was in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gort Garda Station on 091-636400, the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.