10-year-old boy dies in hospital days after Co Clare crash

The boy has been named locally as Dylan Coady Coleman.

Gardai are appealing for information after a driver died in a crash on the M1 motorway
A Garda Roads Policing vehicle The 10-year-old boy has been named locally as Dylan Coady Coleman (Brian Lawless/PA)

A boy has died in hospital days after being injured in a road crash in Co Clare.

The 10-year-old boy has been named locally as Dylan Coady Coleman.

Dylan, who was a pedestrian, was injured in the crash involving a van at Purcell Park, Shannon, on Sunday.

He was initially taken to University Hospital Limerick and was later transferred to Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, Dublin.

The primary school Dylan attended said he could be greatly missed and said the school community’s thoughts were with his family.

“It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the tragic death of our beloved pupil Dylan Coady Coleman,” St Tolas National School said in a statement on Facebook on Wednesday.

“Dylan is a much loved 4th class pupil in St Tolas NS. His gorgeous smile and kind heart endeared him to everyone in our school community. He will be greatly missed.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his mum Laura, dad Garry, little sister Zoe and new baby brother Shane.

“We are also thinking of his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, his extended family and his wide circle of friends, especially those here in St Tolas.”

An appeal for witnesses to the collision is continuing.

Road users with footage who were in the Purcell Park area between 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Sunday are asked to provide it to authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shannon Garda Station at 061 365900, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident and was later released.