Friday 21 July 2017

Girl (14) fights for her life after being knocked down by car on way to school

Robin Schiller

A teenage girl was left fighting for her life after being knocked down by a car on her way to school.

The 14-year-old pupil was crossing the Oscar Traynor Road in Coolock, Dublin, when she was knocked down.

The teenager was rushed to Temple Street Hospital where she was being treated for head injuries last night.

Her condition is understood to be "critical but stable".

A Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí at Santry are investigating a collision that occurred on the Oscar Traynor Road at approximately 7.45am."

Gardaí sealed off the scene for a large period of the morning as Forensic Collision Investigators carried out a technical examination of the scene.

Injured

A black Volkswagen Passat, understood to have been involved in the incident, was also examined.

The vehicle's wing mirror was broken, but it is not yet known if this was as a result of the incident.

Officers from Santry Garda station are investigating the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

The roadway would have been busy with commuters as well as schoolchildren using vehicles and buses on their morning commute.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident and the driver of the car was not believed to have been injured in the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Santry Garda station on 01 6664000, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Irish Independent

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