Boy, 12, hurt as car ploughs into shop

Irish Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY NIALL MOONAN

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

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