Child was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Donegal as Gardai appealed for information

A CHILD has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Co Donegal.

Gardai and emergency services both attended the scene when a collision occurred between a pedestrian and a car.

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon


The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoonPhoto credit: Alamy

The incident occurred on Upper Main Street in Donegal town at around 2pm on Wednesday, May 15.

The child was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made following the incident as gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.

A spokesman said: “Any road users who may have camera footage, including dashcams, and were traveling on Upper Main Street in Donegal town between 1.45pm and 2.15pm are asked to provide this footage to Gardai.”

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Donegal City Garda Station on (074) 9740190, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

This comes after a child was killed in another road accident in Co Clare last week.

Hunter Molloy, just 18 months old, died in a “second-long” incident on Quin Road in Ennis, Co. Clare last Wednesday afternoon.

He was taken from the scene to University Hospital Limerick but was later pronounced dead.

Co-Clare priest Father Tom Ryan said Hunter James Molloy had received nothing “except love and care from his mothers and fathers, Alisha and Peter”.

At the Mass of the Angels at St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ennis on Monday afternoon, family members, relatives and friends wore bright blue T-shirts with a full-color image of Hunter to celebrate his short life.

Father Molloy told the family today that last Wednesday “life suddenly stopped and changed.”

He said: “We don’t know why accidents happen, but they do happen.”

Father Ryan said: “We have a lot of questions but we just don’t have the answers. We don’t know why and never will – it’s just not fair.”

Father Ryan noted, “Hunter’s life was lived to the fullest…He never committed a sin in his life – he radiated only love.”

Father Ryan said Hunter’s life ended so unexpectedly last Wednesday.

Hunter was later buried at Drumcliffe Cemetery outside Ennis and a white horse-drawn carriage carried his remains for most of his final journey.

Hunter’s father, Peter and other members of the Molloy family carried the blue coffin through the streets of Ennis before the coffin was placed in the glass-roofed carriage.

At the end of the funeral mass, members of the Molloy family carried Hunter’s coffin out of the church to the sound of R. Kelly’s “The World’s Greatest.”

Pictures of Hunter were draped over two of the four white horses, one labeled “RIP our Hunty Wunty” and a second labeled “RIP our blue eyed boy.”

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