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7 year-old boy killed after being struck by Dublin City Council vehicle

The incident happened in Ballymun at around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon.

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A 7-YEAR-OLD boy has been killed after being struck by a Dublin City Council truck in north Dublin yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened on St Joseph’s Way in Ballymun at around 4.30pm.

The boy was rushed to the Mater Hospital after he was struck, and died from his injuries a short time later.

It is understood that the vehicle involved in the collision was a road sweeper.

The driver of the truck, a man in his 30s, was also taken to the Mater Hospital, where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The Health and Safety Authority were notified following the collision.

Gardaí are investigating the incident, and the scene remained closed for a short time following the collision.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who could assist in their inquiries to contact them at Ballymun Garda station on 01 666 4400, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Dublin City Council said the local authority extended its sympathies to the family of the deceased child.

“As this accident is currently being investigated by An Garda Síochána and the Health and Safety Authority, we are unable to make any further comment at this time,” the statement added.

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