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Male infant dies after jeep collision in west of Ireland

A male infant has died following a fatal road traffic collision involving a jeep near Ballinagare in Co. Roscommon.

According to a spokesperson for An Garda Síochana, the collision occurred shortly after 9 am when a jeep collided with a male infant.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision near Ballinagare in Co.Roscommon this morning, Friday, August 19th, 2022.”

“The collision occurred shortly after 9 am when a jeep collided with a male infant.”

“The infant received treatment at the scene but was later pronounced deceased. His body was then taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway where a post-mortem will take place.”

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“No other injuries were reported. A technical examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators has since been completed, and a family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family at this time.”

“Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward, and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them.”

Anyone with information can contact Boyle Garda Station at 071 966 4620 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

RTC involving tractor 

Last week, we reported that a male in his late teens was in a “serious” condition after the tractor he was driving turned on its side in Co Clare yesterday (Wednesday, August 10th, 2022).

The young male was airlifted from the scene of the RTC in Scariff.

A spokesperson for Garda Síochána told That’s Farming:

“Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred in Scariff, Co. Clare yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, at approximately 5.30 pm.”

“A tractor turned on its side while travelling on the R461. The male driver of the vehicle (late teens) was taken to The Mater Hospital, Dublin by air ambulance where his condition is described as serious.”

“Gardaí in Killaloe are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them on 061 620 540. Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson concluded.

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