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Saturday 21 October 2017

Boy (11) hit by truck crossing busy road loses fight for life after week in hospital

Elrich Caputo pictured.
Elrich Caputo pictured.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

AN 11-year-old boy who was knocked down by a truck has passed away after doctors tried in vain to save his life for a week.

Elrich Caputo, from Troytown Heights on the outskirts of Navan town in Meath, was hit by the truck as he crossed a road at Abbeylands South in Navan last Sunday at approximately 9.50am. He was going to play a football match at the time.

Elrich was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital and transferred to Temple Street Hospital. He died in hospital on Sunday afternoon - one week after the collision. 

The youngster was a footballer with Parkvilla FC and the club last week put a photo of Elrich on its Facebook page along with a message.

"Please keep Elrich Caputo and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He was injured on his way to his match this morning," it read.

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