13 year old dies after tractor overturns

A 13 year old boy has died after the tractor he was driving overturned.

It happened in Co. Mayo on Saturday, but the child died yesterday at a Dublin hospital.

The teenager was driving a tractor on a local road, at Scarduane near Claremorris shortly after a quarter past 8 on Saturday night when it overturned

The 13 year-old boy was treated at the scene for serious injuries and was brought to Galway University Hospital.

He was then transferred to Temple Street Hospital in Dublin – where yesterday he was pronounced dead.

A Garda forensic collision investigation team have examined the road where the accident happened.

It’s now been fully reopened to traffic and Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.


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