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09th May 2024

Family heartbroken after baby boy passes away in Co. Clare road accident

Kat O'Connor

The incident happened in Co. Clare yesterday

A baby boy has sadly passed away following a tragic accident in Co. Clare.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 8th in a residential area in Ennis.

According to Gardaí, an infant boy was rushed to hospital following the road traffic accident on Quinn Road, Ennis, Co. Clare.

However, he was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arriving at University Hospital Limerick.

Gardaí confirmed he died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Their statement reads: “Gardaí are at the scene of a fatal road traffic incident at a residential area on Quin Road, Ennis, Co. Clare that occurred shortly before 12:30 pm this afternoon, Wednesday 8th May 2024.    

“A male infant was transferred from the scene to University Hospital Limerick. He has since been pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.”

Gardaí confirmed that a family liaison officer has been appointed to the boy’s family during this unthinkable time.

An investigation is due to take place following the tragedy.

Gardaí confirmed, “A family liaison officer is being appointed to support the family at this time. The scene is currently preserved pending an examination by Forensic Collision Investigators.”

Ennis priest Father Tom Ryan told The Independent that the community is devastated following the tragic loss.

He told the publication, “This is just a pure tragedy to beset a family – a tragedy of the worst kind.”

“I visited the family this evening and we gathered for a little prayer service on the grounds of the site.”

He said the sympathy and prayers of the community are with the family during this harrowing time.