Toddler dies in West Cork incident

Toddler dies in West Cork incident

GARDAÍ are investigating the death of a toddler at a house in West Cork on Tuesday afternoon.

It is understood the incident took place late in the afternoon in the Tralispeen area near Skibbereen. 

The Irish Examiner reports that a small boy suffered fatal injuries in an accident involving a vehicle and was rushed to Cork University Hospital after local emergency services attended the scene. 

Units from the local fire brigade also attended the scene. 

A Garda spokesperson said: "Shortly after 5pm on Tuesday 25th January 2022, Gardaí from Skibbereen and Emergency Services attended at the scene of an incident near Skibbereen, Co Cork. 

"A toddler (male 18 months) sustained serious injuries after being struck by a car on the driveway of a house. He was taken from the scene by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where he has since been pronounced dead. The local Coroner has been notified. Enquires are ongoing."

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