Boy (8) is injured in collision
A young boy was rushed to hospital in a critical condition yesterday after he was struck by a van near a residential area.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the incident in Shankill, Dublin, shortly before 5pm.
A spokesman said the eight-year-old pedestrian was hit by a white van on Shanganagh Road. The driver was travelling in the direction of Shankill village.
The boy was taken to Temple Street Hospital and gardaí said he was "in a serious condition" last night.
Gardaí say the driver of the van has been interviewed.
One local man, a father-of-three from the Hazelwood estate, said the accident happened near pedestrian lights at the entrance to Hazelwood.
"I saw two ambulances at the scene and three Garda squad cars. The road was sealed off by gardaí. It's a very busy road," he said. "It's terrible that this has happened to a child. People are very shocked by what happened."
Local Labour Cllr Denis O'Callaghan said: "The whole community is stunned. They are hoping and praying the little lad will be OK."