Six-year-old boy killed when he was hit by car in housing estate
A six-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a car this evening.
Gardai in Kilkenny are investigating the fatal accident which occurred at Lintown Grove, Lintown Hall - a housing estate on the outskirts of Kilkenny city.
The collision happened at around 6.30pm.
The little boy was rushed to St Luke's hospital in Kilkenny where he was pronounced dead.
A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.
The driver of the car, a female in her 40s - the only occupant of the car - was uninjured in the incident.
The road has been closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Kilkenny Garda station on 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.