A group has been left devastated after a seven-year-old boy died after being struck by a car throughout a “workplace accident” in Dublin yesterday.
The boy – named domestically as Devin Shepherd from the Sheepmore space of Blanchardstown – was rushed to Temple Road Kids’s Hospital in a severe situation.
However regardless of efforts to save lots of his life, he handed away a number of hours later from his accidents.
The driving force of the car, a person in his 30s, was taken to the Mater Misericordiae College Hospital with non-life-threatening accidents.
Garda collision investigators examined the scene within the aftermath of the incident and closed off the street, with native diversions put in place.
A garda spokesperson instructed Impartial.ie that the incident is being described as a “workplace accident”.
The Well being and Security Authority has additionally been notified.
Ballymun Cllr Noeleen Reilly instructed the Herald that her group is in a state of shock following the loss of life of the boy.
“It’s absolutely dreadful to hear that something so awful has happened in this community,” she mentioned.
“The lack of anybody is tragic, however to listen to little one has died is simply heartbreaking.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time and I would appeal to anyone that witnessed this accident to contact the gardai,” she mentioned.
Native Cllr Mary Callaghan mentioned the sense of loss for the household should be unimaginable.
“I offer my heartfelt condolences and support and I know the community will help each other through this difficult time,” she mentioned.
Gardaí appealed for anybody with data to contact them at Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, the Garda Confidential Line 18000 666 111 or any garda station.