Teenager (14) airlifted to hospital following crash in Co Wexford

Boy struck by passing car on R772 near Ferns at about 1:20pm on Tuesday

A 14-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after being struck by a passing car in Co Wexford.

The incident occurred on the R772 road in Ballylough, near Ferns, at about 1.20pm on Tuesday.

Having assessed the scene, paramedics with the National Ambulance Service (NAS) made the decision to seek the assistance of the NAS Air Corps 112 Air Ambulance.

The boy, who lives locally, was transferred into the helicopter from the side of the road and was flown to Temple Street Children’s Hospital for further treatment. The boy’s injuries are understood to be serious but “non-life threatening”.


At least two ambulances and gardaí attended the scene and the road remained closed for a period of time with traffic diversions in place.

“One male youth aged in his teens has been conveyed to hospital for treatment of injuries sustained as a result of this collision,” a Garda spokesman said.

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times