Tuesday 17 October 2017

Lucky escape for boy (9) after hit and run

A LITTLE boy had a miraculous escape last night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he played with friends near his home, writes Niall O'Connor.

The nine-year-old was playing on the road shortly before teatime near Dillon's Cross, Cork, when he was struck by a car.

He was knocked into the air and suffered a fracture to one of his legs, but amazingly gardai said last night that his injuries were not life-threatening.

The driver fled the scene.

Emergency services responded and treated the young boy before taking him to Cork University Hospital. His family were with him last night. "He had a lucky escape – it could have been much worse," said a source.

Gardai at Mayfield are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses.

Irish Independent

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News