A 13-year-old boy has died in hospital, following a single-vehicle road traffic collision in the west of Ireland, Gardaí have confirmed.
Shortly after 8:15 pm, yesterday evening (Saturday, May 20th, 2023), Gardaí and emergency services were alerted after a tractor overturned on a local road (L1610) at Scarduane near Claremorris.
The driver and sole occupant of the tractor, a 13-year-old boy, was treated at the scene for serious injuries and removed to Galway University Hospital, according to a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána.
The boy was subsequently transferred to Temple Street Hospital, Dublin, where he passed away earlier today, Sunday, May 21st, 2023.
A technical examination of the scene was conducted by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, and the road at the crash site has since fully reopened to traffic.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on (094) 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.