A SIX-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being struck by a car while leaving school in Dublin.
Outraged parents are calling for traffic calming measures to be introduced outside of the school in Blackrock, Co Dublin, saying that they have been calling on the local council to take action “for years”.
The boy was leaving Booterstown National School Cross Avenue yesterday when he was struck by a passing car.
Parents who witnessed the accident said that he was unconscious.
Paramedics attended the scene and he was taken by ambulance to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin for treatment before being moved to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
He remains in a serious condition.
The boy’s grandmother Patricia Butler told the Irish Independent that he is in intensive care and that the family are hoping he will be OK.
“You have to wait until a child is hit, lying in intensive care before they do anything,” said Patricia.
“It is traumatic for parents to see this and my daughter saw it. She saw her child being hit,” she added.