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Boy, 7, tragically dies after being hit by truck in Ballymun, north Dublin

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 01/09/2019 Cormac Byrne & Ailbhe Daly
a train is parked on the side of a road: Gardaí in Ballymun are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at St. Joseph's Way, Ballymun this afternoon Sunday 1st September, 2019 shortly after 4.30p.m. © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Gardaí in Ballymun are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at St. Joseph's Way, Ballymun this afternoon Sunday 1st September, 2019 shortly after 4.30p.m.

A young boy died after being hit by a truck in Dublin last night.

The tragic youngster, aged 7, was hit at around 4:30pm on St Joseph’s Way in Ballymun and was then taken to Temple Street Childen’s University where he died.

The driver of the truck, a 30 year old man, was also removed to The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

In a statement, gardai said: "Gardaí in Ballymun are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at St. Joseph's Way, Ballymun this afternoon Sunday 1st September, 2019 shortly after 4.30p.m.

"A young male child (7 years) was struck by a truck. 

"He was removed to Temple Street Children's University Hospital in a serious condition and passed away this evening. 

"The driver of the truck (male 30 years) was also removed to The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

"The Garda Collision Investigators are currently at scene and the road remains closed at this time with local diversions in place.

"The HSA have been notified.

"Gardaí are appealing to any persons who may have witnessed the collision or who can assist in the investigation to contact them at Ballymun Garda Station 01 - 6664400, The Garda Confidential Line 18000 666 111 or any Garda Station."


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