Man Arrested In Connection With Shannon Road Traffic Collision

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A man has been arrested in connection with a serious road traffic collision in Shannon.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident on Sunday afternoon, in which a ten year old boy sustained serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle.

Gardaí and emergency services responded to a road traffic collision shortly after 2pm in Purcell Park, Shannon, involving a van and a 10-year-old male pedestrian.


The child was transported to University Hospital Limerick to receive treatment for serious injuries and has since been transferred to Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street.

A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident has since been released pending further investigations.

A forensic examination at the scene has been completed, and local traffic diversions have been lifted.

Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses of this collision to come forward.

Any road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) who were traveling in the Purcell Park area between 1:45 pm and 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon are asked to provide this footage to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Shannon Garda Station at 061 365900, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.