Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Boy killed chasing dog on to road

Gardai are investigating after a boy was killed as he chased a dog across a road

A seven-year-old boy has died after being hit by a jeep as he chased a dog across a road.

It is understood the child, who was struck on the Main Street in Clonroche, Co Wexford, was on the first day of his summer holidays.

Investigating gardai said the collision happened at around 10.45am on Friday.

After being hit, the boy was rushed to Wexford General Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Forensic investigators have examined the scene and the road was reopened after being closed for some time.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses.

Separately, gardai are investigating the death of a cyclist on the N4 in Co Longford.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was struck by a lorry on the main route at Clonart, Bornacoola, between Rooskey roundabout and Newtownforbes.

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