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Solved - Lily Hastings Bass

The Gardai in Rathmines sought the public’s assistance following the death of Lily Hastings Bass who was the victim of a hit and run on the Rathgar Road, Dublin 6.


On Sunday the 26th November 2010, Lily Hastings Bass was crossing the Rathgar Road at approximately 10:55pm when she was struck by a blue or navy coloured two door, hatchback car.


Lily was a 20 year old English National who had moved to Ireland in September this year to study in Trinity College.  She had been out to dinner with a group of friends in Rathgar on the night in question.  She and some friends crossed the Rathgar Road near the Grosvenor Road Service Station.  Two of her friends got across the road but unfortunately the Blue or Navy Hatchback struck Lily and drove off.  The traffic lights at the junction were red so the driver of the offending vehicle drove through the service station to avoid stopping.


Lily’s friends rushed to her assistance.  A local Garda from Rathmines was on the scene in minutes and an ambulance was called.  Lily was brought to St. James Hospital were she remained on a life support system until her death on the 7th December.


On programme of the 14/12/10 we have an interview with Detective Inspector George Mc Geary who explains how this intricate case was solved, ultimately with the assistance of members of the public.


Investigation Concluded