Boy (3) dies after being struck by car in tragic accident

Gardaí are treating the demise of a three-year-old boy in Co Limerick, as a tragic accident.

t is known the boy was fatally injured when he was struck by a car at a personal residence, within the Ballyduhig space of West Limerick, at round 10.30am this morning.

Emergency companies rushed to the scene and desperately tried to avoid wasting the boy’s life however he later was pronounced useless at College Hospital Limerick.

A put up mortem shall be performed by an area pathologist and the matter referred to the workplace of the Limerick Coroner for an inquest.

A garda spokesperson mentioned: “Gardaí and emergency companies attended the scene of an incident on non-public property, in Broadford, Co Limerick this morning, Friday, twenty second July 2022.

“A 3 yr outdated youngster later handed away from his accidents. A household liaison officer has been appointed to help the household presently.”

Native non-party councillor Jerome Scanlan, who is aware of the deceased boy’s household, mentioned the area people would do its greatest to help the heartbroken dad and mom.

The farming household had been being comforted by family members and associates as they tried to come back to phrases with the sudden and tragic demise of their younger son.

“We’re all attempting to come back to phrases with the tragic information in Ballyduhig at the moment, it’s simply dreadful, a daunting factor to occur,” mentioned Mr Scanlan.

“My coronary heart goes out to the household, and it’s simply unbelievable that one thing like this might occur to a 3 and half yr outdated youngster, it’s only a dreadful state of affairs, it’s dreadful for his mom and his father and his three sisters which can be aged a couple of years outdated than him.

“It’s simply horrible, one by no means is aware of if you stand up in case you’re going to get to mattress or what’s going to face you.”

“The household are the pillars of the neighborhood within the Broadford – Raheenagh – Ballyduhig space. I do know them very effectively.”

Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins handed on his sympathies to the well-known farm household and mentioned the world had been plunged right into a deep unhappiness.

“It’s an terrible tragedy for the household concerned, I’ve been speaking to numerous folks in the area people and they’re completely shocked and devastated by what has occurred,” mentioned Mr Collins.

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