9-year-old boy airlifted to hospital after his bicycle was struck by car
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9-year-old boy airlifted to hospital after his bicycle was struck by car

A 9-YEAR-OLD boy is recovering in hospital after being struck by a car in County Limerick.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 21 April at approximately 1pm, when the child was cycling at Cush Cross in County Limerick.

A car travelling in the area struck the child and knocked him off his bike causing serious injuries, and emergency services, including Gardaí from Bruff Garda Station, immediately rushed to the scene.

The young cyclist was initially treated at the scene while a helicopter was called, and the boy was then airlifted to Cork University Hospital with suspected head and chest injuries.

It is understood he is in a serious condition in hospital.

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A statement from Gardaí confirmed that the incident was a "single vehicle road traffic collision" and that no other parties were injured.

The Kilfinane to Garryspillane road was closed to motorists yesterday evening it underwent a forensic examination and investigators attended the scene, but the road has now reopened.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the collision, or any motorists who may have dash cam footage of the incident, to come forward, with a Garda spokesperson confirming that "investigations were ongoing" into the incident.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Bruff Garda Station on 061 382 940