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Boy (6) in serious condition in hospital after being knocked down by van in south Dublin

The incident happened at around 4.45pm today.

The stretch of road where the incident happened.
The stretch of road where the incident happened.

A 6-YEAR-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was knocked down in Shankill, Dublin, at around 4.45pm.

The incident happened on the Shanganagh Road near the entrance to the Hazelwood estate.

A white van, travelling in the direction of Shankill village, was involved in the collision. The driver of the van has been interviewed by gardaí.

A garda spokesman said: “The injured boy was taken to Temple Street Hospital and is in a serious condition. Gardaí are asking anyone who was in the area at the time or has any information about the collision to contact them at Shankill Garda Station on (01) 666 5900.”

Initial reports received by gardaí indicated that the boy was 8-years-old, however it’s since been confirmed that he was 6-years-old.

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