Young Boy Remains In Critical Condition Following Shannon Road Crash

Photo (c) Garda Siochana

A young boy remains in a critical condition this morning, following a road crash in Shannon.

The 10-year-old was airlifted to hospital, after being struck by a vehicle at Purcell Park yesterday afternoon.


Shortly after 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, a passer-by alerted Clare County Fire and Rescue Service crews from Shannon, who had been hosting an open day at the time at their station, to the incident.

The National Ambulance Service and Gardaí were also alerted.

The HSE’s Cork-based Emergency Aeromedical Service air ambulance was tasked to the incident and landed in a playing field close to the scene.

The child was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick for treatment, but was subsequently transferred to Temple Street Hospital in Dublin, where he remains in a critical condition this morning.

The road from the roundabout at the Purcell Park / Gort Road junction remained closed overnight, with a diversion along a local walkway put in place to facilitate locals.

A technical examination of the scene by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators is due to take place this morning.