Man arrested as 10-year-old boy remains in serious condition after Shannon van crash

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ONE man has been in arrested in connection with a road incident that led to a young boy being emergency airlifted to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) this past weekend.

The 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being hit by a van in the Purcell Park area of Shannon, County Clare, this past Sunday afternoon (February 25).

It is believed the young child is still in serious condition.

Gardaí confirmed that a man in his 20s was arrested on Monday afternoon in connection with the road incident, and has since been released pending further investigations.

“A forensic examination at the scene has been completed,” a statement from An Garda Síochána read.

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The road in Purcell Park had previously been closed off for investigation by the Garda forensic team, but was reopened by Monday afternoon.

The 10-year-old boy was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick in the wake of the incident and has since been transferred to Children’s Health Ireland, Temple Street, Gardaí confirmed.

In the fallout of the incident, Gardaí in Shannon are appealing to anyone who may have been in the Purcell Park area between 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Sunday, especially those who may have video or dashcam footage, to come forward.

Anyone with information useful to the investigation can contact Shannon Garda Station on 061 365 900, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.