A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run in Co Kildare that has left a woman in a serious condition in hospital.

The incident happened at Canal Bridge, Osberstown, Naas at around 8.25pm last night.

A car struck a parked car and then hit a female pedestrian.

The 51-year-old woman has been taken to Tallaght Hospital.

The car failed to stop after the collision.

An abandoned car has since been seized for a technical examination and this morning a 16-year-old boy was arrested.

The boy is being held at Naas Garda Station.

The road was closed for a forensic examination after the incident, but has since re-opened.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact gardaí at Naas on 045-884300, the Garda Confidential line or any garda station.