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Two-year-old boy killed after being hit by a van in Tipperary

That brings to 24 the number of pedestrians killed on Irish roads this year.

Rosanna Road, in Tipperary Town.
Rosanna Road, in Tipperary Town.
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A TWO-YEAR old boy has died after being struck by a van in Tipperary Town last night.

In a statement this morning, Gardaí have confirmed that the young boy was hit by the vehicle on Rosanna Road in the town, shortly before 8pm on Thursday night.

An ambulance arrived at the scene, and the victim was taken to A & E at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel, but he was pronounced dead soon afterwards.

The driver and passenger of the van were not injured in the incident, which brings to 24 the number of pedestrians killed on Irish roads so far this year.

A total of 114 people have been killed in all road accidents so far in 2014, which is an increase from this time last year.

Gardaí have sealed off the road in question for a forensic examination, and are appealing for witnesses to the incident to call Tipperary Town Garda station on 062-80670, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or contact any Garda station.

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