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Road Safety

Drivers told to slow down in estates after four-year-old knocked down

The girl was hit this morning in the John Sweeney Park estate in Carlow.

CALLS HAVE BEEN made for drivers to slow down in built up areas after a four-year-old girl was hospitalised after being knocked down.

The girl is in a stable condition in St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny after being hit in an incident involving a car and a truck in the John Sweeney Park estate in Carlow this morning.

LARSO, the Local Authority Road Safety Officers group, asked the public to take heed of their surroundings when driving.

Their Road Safety Officer Declan Keogh says people should be extra vigilant while driving in housing estates.

“We are appealing to everyone to be mindful of the fact that many young children and vulnerable people are out and about in housing estates, play areas and crossing roads, and we would urge everyone to be alert and watch out for these people, particularly in built up areas”.

Gardaí in Carlow town are investigating the incident.

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