Child killed in farm accident

A child has been killed in a farm accident in Co. Wexford, An Garda Síochána has confirmed.

Gardaí are investigating an incident at a farmyard at Carrigabruise, Carlerys Bridge, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, at approximately 4:30pm this afternoon, Wednesday, April 10, a Garda spokesperson confirmed to AgriLand.

A three-year-old boy received serious injuries when he was hit by what was described as a low-loader, according to the representative.

The child was taken to Wexford General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigations are ongoing, the spokesperson added.

Road collision

Separately, late last month, a man was seriously injured in a road collision involving a tractor and a motorcycle, Gardaí previously confirmed.

The incident happened on the R515 road just outside Kilmallock on the road to Charleville at approximately 5:00pm on Thursday evening, March 28, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána told AgriLand.

A motorcyclist aged in his early 30s was seriously injured when his bike collided with a tractor.

The motorcyclist was taken to Limerick University Hospital with serious injuries. The male driver of the tractor, believed to be aged in his late teens, was uninjured in the incident.

The road was closed for a time for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to examine the scene.