Community in mourning as two-year-old boy dies after traffic accident in Wicklow

Members of the Gardaí at the Silverbridge Halting Site, Bray Co. Wicklow. Pic: Gareth Chaney Collins

A two-year-old boy has been killed after being hit by a car in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

The collision happened yesterday afternoon at Silverbridge at 4.30pm.

He was taken to Crumlin Children's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí have said the boy died when he was struck by a car.

The driver of the car was not injured.

The scene has been sealed off and the area will be examined by Garda collision investigators this morning.

Local independent councillor Brendan Thornhill has said that the tragedy was unfathomable for the boy's family and the wider community.

"It's terrible on top of the tragedies at Carrickmines," Mr Thornhill told the Irish Independent.

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