Mon, 30 Mar 2020

CO DONEGAL, Ireland - An 11-year-old boy died in hospital on Sunday night after being seriously injured on Friday evening when he was struck by a van.

The boy was pronounced dead at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast on Sunday night where he had been transferred to from Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry on Saturday morning.

Garda in Buncrana are appealing for witnesses to the collision between the boy and a van in Co Donegal on Friday evening.

At approximately 5:30pm Friday the boy, a pedestrian, was struck by a van on Slavery Road, Tullyarvan near Buncrana. He was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel before being taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital in Co. Derry.

The driver of the van and a man in his 50s was uninjured.

Garda are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding the collision, particularly any road users with camera footage who were travelling on the Slavery Road between 5:15pm and 5:45pm on 21 February 2020, to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 932 0540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

It has been a busy weekend for gardai and other first responders in attending to car crashes on Irish roads. Three people, including the 11-year old boy, have now died as a result of road traffic incidents on the weekend.

At approximately 3:00am Sunday a man in his 30s died when the car he was driving left the road and struck a wall. The collision occurred on the R465 at Roo East between Ardnacrush and Broadford.

And a man in his 40s who was critically injured in a single-vehicle collision in the Goresbridge area of Co. Kilkenny in the early hours of Saturday morning, died in hospital later Saturday.

(File photo).

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