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Thursday 28 August 2014

Boy dies after being knocked down in farmyard

It is believed a vehicle was reversing out when the accident happened shortly before 1pm

Ralph Riegel

Published 08/05/2014 | 13:42

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A toddler is fighting for their life after being accidentally knocked down in the driveway of their home while playing.

A little boy has died after being accidentally knocked down in the driveway of their farm home.

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The boy  suffered critical injuries when they were knocked over by a tractor which was apparently reversing out the yard of the property in Killeagh in east Cork.

The accident happened shortly before 1pm.

It is unclear how the child had gotten into the farmyard.

Paramedics raced to the scene and desperately attempted to stabilise the child’s condition in advance of a transfer to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

It is believed the boy is aged under two.

Gardai have described the incident as “a terrible accident.”

Farming neighbours have gathered at the family home to comfort the family following the freak accident.

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