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Three-year-old airlifted to hospital in Crumlin after being struck by a car in Co Cork

The boy received serious injuries when he was hit by the car in Barryroe, about five miles from Clonakilty.

The crash happened on the Clonakilty to Timoleague Road
The crash happened on the Clonakilty to Timoleague Road
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A THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY is being treated for serious injuries tonight after being struck by a car close to Clonakilty in Co Cork.

Gardaí say the crash happened at around 6.30pm on the Clonakilty to Timoleague Road.

The child was treated at the scene, and a decision was made to have him airlifted to Crumlin Children’s Hospital by air ambulance.

He was flown from the scene by the Coast Guard Rescue 117 helicopter, after members of Seven Heads Coast Guard unit prepared a landing site.

Gardaí have closed off a section of the road where the incident occurred as forensic tests are carried out. Diversions are in place.

Witnesses are being asked to contact Bandon Garda Station on 023 885 2200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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