Five-year-old Irish boy in intensive care in Spain after being knocked down by drunk driver
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Five-year-old Irish boy in intensive care in Spain after being knocked down by drunk driver

AN Irish child is in intensive care in a Spanish hospital after being knocked down in a hit and run at a zebra crossing in Salou.

The incident happened late last night in the popular holiday destination of Salou, just south of the city of Tarragona.

The boy was injured when he was hit by a white Auris Toyota at a zebra crossing at around 11.45pm.

The car was an official vehicle of the Mediterranean Games, an event held every four years between nations around or very close to the Mediterranean Sea.

The suspect driver was arrested after going into a local police station around 45 minutes after the accident.

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He failed a breath test, with local reports claiming he was three times over the Spanish drink-drive limit.

The boy was taken to the Joan XXIII Hospital in Tarragona, and his condition is described as being serious but not life-threatening as of today.

It is believed he had been staying with his family at a local campsite.