Toddler dies in tragic accident in Co Cork after being hit by car in driveway

GARDAI is treating the death of a toddler who was hit by a car this afternoon as a tragic accident.

The 18-month-old was visiting a home in West Cork located between Lough Inne and Traguma when the tragedy struck around 4pm.

Gardai attended the tragedy earlier today


Gardai attended the tragedy earlier todayCredit: Garrett White – The Sun Dublin

It is understood the boy was playing outside when he was hit by a car in the driveway of the house.

Emergency services were called and Gardai and paramedics rushed to the scene.

The toddler was treated like paramedics trying to stabilize him before bringing him in cork University Hospital.

The Gardai The person who responded provided an escort for Garda to the hospital to get the boy there as quickly as possible.

Despite the best efforts of the doctors, the boy was unable to cope with his serious injuries and was declared dead.

It is expected that a file will be prepared for the Coronation Court and an investigation will take place in the coming months.

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A source said last night: “This is a terrible tragedy for the family. The boy is loved and cherished by many people and this is a huge burden for his parents, grandparents and other family members.”

Among the emergency services attending at the scene was a local fire brigade.

According to sources, emergency workers who attended were badly affected.


Gardai has cordoned off the area and is planning a full forensic examination of both the vehicle and the crash site with all details to be presented to the Court.

A local man said: “This is heartbreaking for everyone involved. The family is devastated by their loss and the only thing we can do is try to support them and be there for them.

“You always feel helpless in a situation like this, but this is a close-knit community and everyone will be there to support the family.” Toddler dies in tragic accident in Co Cork after being hit by car in driveway

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