An investigation is being carried out into the death of a woman who was struck by a car which failed to remain at the scene last night.

The suspected hit-and-run incident took place at Davitt Road in Drimnagh at about 10.30pm. 

The 40-year-old woman was crossing the road at Goldenbridge Luas stop when she was struck by a dark coloured car.

The woman was taken to St James's Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses described it as possibly a Ford Focus with either an 08 or 09 registration.

It left in the direction of the Naas Road.

Gardaí say the car would have damage to the front and to the windscreen.

Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the scene which has now reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sundrive Road Garda Station on 01 666 6600.