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Friday 18 August 2017

Toddler serious but stable after being hit by car

A SWISS toddler remains in a serious but stable condition in a Dublin hospital after an horrific road traffic accident.

Noah Ruppracht (3) was rushed by air-ambulance to Temple Street Hospital after being knocked down by a car while out playing with his sisters in west Cork.

The accident occurred outside Barryroe, on the Clonakilty to Timoleague road, shortly before 7pm last Thursday.

The child apparently became caught underneath the vehicle and was dragged for a short distance.

A Health Service Executive ambulance was on the scene within minutes and paramedics made the decision to request an Irish Coastguard transfer.

HELICOPTER

THE IRISH COASTGUARD'S SHANNON-BASED HELICOPTER TRANSFERRED THE YOUNGSTER TO TEMPLE STREET HOSPITAL.

His condition was initially described as critical but has improved over the past 24 hours.

Cllr John O'Sullivan, who attended the scene, said the community was praying for the little boy's recovery.

"It is a small village and everyone is deeply shocked by what happened," he added.

The female driver of the car was treated for shock.

The boy's parents are Swiss nationals who had been living in Dublin but relocated to west Cork. Bandon gardai have appealed for witnesses.

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