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Sunday 22 April 2018

Child (12) hospitalised after getting knocked down by double decker bus

Dublin Bus said they were investigating the incident
Dublin Bus said they were investigating the incident

David Kearns

A child was hospitalised after being struck by double decker bus while playing with friends.

The 12-year-old was hit by a number 13 bus as it headed towards Clondalkin, west of Dublin City, on Monday.

The incident occurred at 17:09pm near Monksfield, Dublin Bus told

The child, who is not believed to have suffered serious injuries, was taken to Tallaght hospital by ambulance.

He was release on Tuesday with a clear bill of health, said his mum.

A spokeswoman for Dublin Bus confirmed that “an incident occurred on Monday between a bus and a pedestrian at 17:09 in Monksfield”.

Dublin Bus was unable to confirm if a complaint had been made following the incident, though they said “standard proceeds were being followed”.

The child was out playing with friends when the accident happened.

Following the incident, passengers on the bus were asked to transfer to a new bus.

Gardai attended the scene, and confirmed to that an investigation was on going.

“Inquiries are currently being made regarding the incident, and we would ask anyone who might have witness the incident to contact the Clondalkin Garda station,” a spokesperson said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Clondalkin Garda Station on 016667600.

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