News Irish News

Saturday 29 April 2017

Child (3) rushed to hospital after being struck by car

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the child was taken to Temple Street Hospital and treated for injuries
Emergency services rushed to the scene and the child was taken to Temple Street Hospital and treated for injuries

Allison Bray and Cathal McMahon

A three-year-old child was rushed to hospital last night after being hit by a car.

The incident is understood to have happened at around 8pm.

The child was struck by a car in the Ballintree Estate in Tryrellstown, west Dublin.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the child was taken to Temple Street Hospital and treated for injuries.

The child is believed to be in a serious condition.

There have been a spate of pedestrian accidents on Irish roads in recent months with several fatalities.

Meanwhile, gardai have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in the stomach just yards from Dublin's O'Connell Street.

Emergency services were called to the scene near a taxi rank on Sackville Place at approximately 9.45pm. The victim - a 51-year-old man - suffered an apparent knife wound to the left side of his abdomen.

Sources said he contacted emergency services himself.

A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) said ambulance, fire engine and advanced paramedic teams attended the scene.

The victim was taken to the Mater Hospital and was treated for his injuries.

Gardaí in Store Street have launched an investigation into the attack.

Last night, Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with a number of other serious incidents, including a fire in Dublin's Rotunda Maternity Hospital.

Last night Eoghan Ó Neachtain, director of public affairs at the hospital, said the incident was swiftly dealt with and the building "is fully under control without any impact on patients".

Irish Independent

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News