Boy, 12, hurt as car ploughs into shop
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy suffered horrific injuries yesterday after a car ploughed into a newsagent’s.
The lad was hit in the legs when the vehicle driven by a woman crashed into the shop in Dogheda, Co Louth. He had been standing with his grandfather as the 70-year-old motorist
drove towards the glass front doors of Mcdonnell’s shop in Hardman’s Gardens, on the north side of the town.
The injured boy was selling flags with his grandfather when he was struck at around 5pm.
His grandad appeared to escape injury but was said to be deeply shocked. A witness told the Irish Sunday Mirror: “The woman was driving an old Ford Focus.
“She had parked it outside the shop but when she was driving off it mounted the kerb, hit two other cars and a large flower pot before driving towards the front doors.
“The boy was standing there, holding a collection bucket with his grandfather, when he was hit. He was screaming with pain.
“He could have a few broken bones. The driver was the only one in the car.
“The boy and his grandfather were taken away by ambulance personnel.”
Last night gardai said in a statement the boy and driver were being treated at Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital.
A spokesman added: “Their injuries are not thought to be serious.”
Detectives have appealed for any witnesses to come forward and contact them with any information at Drogheda Garda station on 041 9874200.
SMASH Shop in Drogheda yesterday
SCENE Drogheda yesterday