Teenager Nathan O’Reilly of 32 Ballinure Avenue, Mahon, was jailed for four years today for knocking down a two-year-old boy outside his house and then driving off, leaving the child seriously injured on the road.
The mother of the injured two-year-old recalled looking down at her feet outside their home, seeing her son, “lying there lifeless and bleeding from the head — my other children were also screaming.”
O’Reilly was sentenced on a charge of dangerous driving causing serious harm and he was also banned from driving for 20 years.
He also pleaded guilty to failing to remain at the scene and related charges arising out of the incident on the afternoon of March 25.
He was sentenced to six years in custody with the last two years of that sentence suspended.