Tragedy in Co Limerick, Ireland, on Friday claimed the life of a three-year-old kid.
At before 10.30am on Friday, Padraig Cunningham, a little child from the Ballyduhig district of West Limerick, was struck and killed by a car at a private property.
Although the boy's life was saved by emergency personnel who arrived quickly on the scene, he was subsequently declared dead at University Hospital Limerick.
A local pathologist will conduct a necropsy and the case will be sent to the Limerick Coroner's Office for an inquest.
Fr. John Keating, the parish priest of Killeedy, indicated that the town is in a state of great shock following the horrific catastrophe.
It's cloudy, but they're a nice family. He described them as a loving family that put their children first.
I believe it went against the grain for anything like that to happen, given how committed they are in their community.
People in the neighborhood are strong because they've been through a lot of heartbreak in the past. The rest of the neighborhood will support them and help them get back on their feet."
It was Fr. Keating's opinion that the residents of Ashford and Raheenagh are a tightly connected community.
It'd take a lot of effort to locate a more cohesive group, he continued.
This was a heartbreaking affair, according to Michael Collins, a local councilman who knows the family well.
Since it's so personal for the family, "what can one say because it is so personal to the family, there isn't much you can say that can console them or help them?"
I feel so bad for the family. Everyone in the neighborhood cares greatly about them and what they are going through."
"Garda and emergency services visited the scene of an incident on private property, at Broadford, Co Limerick this morning, Friday, 22nd July 2022."
A three-year-old boy died as a result of his injuries. A family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family at this time.”
SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES