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9-year-old girl killed, younger brother injured in collision with car driver in Co Galway

A 9-year-old girl was killed and her 7-year-old brother was left in hospital in a serious condition after a driver of a car was in a collision with them outside Ballinasloe in Co Galway this morning.

Gardai said the fatal road traffic collision happened between the driver’s car and the children’s two bicycles on a section of the R358 Ballinasloe to Ahascragh Road. A Garda spokesman said the location is in the townland of Creggaun, which is a rural area a short distance from Ballinasloe

“Gardaí are currently at the scene of fatal road traffic collision between a car and two cyclists, a girl aged 9 and a boy aged 7. The collision occurred this morning, Sunday 21st April 2019 at approximately 11:55am on the R358 Ballinasloe to Ahascragh Road Co Galway,” said Sargent Damian Hogan of the Garda press office, in a press release issued this afternoon.

Hogan said: “Both children were taken to Portiuncula Hospital where the 9 year old girl was later pronounced dead. The 7 year old boy remains in a serious condition.”

“The road is currently closed for a forensic examination. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 0909 631890,” he added.

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