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Dublin man's bike involved in fatal accident with little brother Daniel Sheridan

'There was nothing I could do, it was like a bad dream'

By Claire Williamson

The brother of a 13-year-old boy who died following a motorbike accident on the north coast has told how it was like a "bad dream" as he told how it was his bike that hit him.

Daniel Sheridan, from Tallaght, Co Dublin, fell from his bike at a motocross track outside Limavady on Thursday.

He was flown to Altnagelvin Area Hospital for emergency treatment but died in hospital on Friday.

His funeral is set to take place in his native Dublin today.

Speaking to BBC Radio Foyle his 18-year-old brother Jake told how they had a crash.

"There was nothing I could do, it was like a bad dream.

"Me and Daniel were out practising, it was a beautiful day, but we had a crash and he passed away.

"It was really a shock for something like that to happen. There was nothing I could do, it was like a bad dream."

"I know he would want me to be strong, he was a very strong human being, even though he was very young.

"I know he knows we loved him.

"It's been one of the hardest weekends of my life. We just need to stick together as a family now."

Tributes have been paid to the teenager.

St Killian's Parents Association said: "The Parents Association would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Daniel Sheridan's family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

"St Kilian's Senior School will be open tomorrow at 12pm midday for those of you who would like to gather in remembrance.

"May he rest in peace."

Motorcycling Ireland Motocross posted: "On behalf on all In Irish Motocross I want to offer our support and thoughts to the Sheridan family in this incredibly sad time."

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