A man in his forties has been seriously injured following a hit and run in Co Galway yesterday evening.

The collision occurred near Furbo Church at about 8.30 pm when the pedestrian was struck by a car.

The man was taken to University Hospital Galway where he's being treated for serious injuries.

GardaĆ­ say the driver of the car failed to stay at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station at 091 - 514 720 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward, or anyone with dash-cam footage of the incident between Furbo and Spiddal on Sunday night.