Boy (13) dies after crash on motocross track in Co Derry

Daniel Sheridan from west Dublin fatally injured in incident on motorcross track

The teenager was injured in an incident on a motorcross track in Magilligan about 1.20pm on Thursday. Image: GoogleMaps

The teenager was injured in an incident on a motorcross track in Magilligan about 1.20pm on Thursday. Image: GoogleMaps

 

A 13-year-old boy has died following a crash involving a motorbike in Co Derry.

Daniel Sheridan, from Dublin, was injured at a motocross track in Magilligan outside Limavady on Thursday.

Bystanders had worked to try and save him. He was airlifted to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry where he was later pronounced dead.

He was a pupil at St Kilian’s Senior School in Tallaght. A St Kilian’s Parents Association statement said on Friday: “The Parents Association would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Daniel Sheridan’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

“St Kilian’s Senior School will be open tomorrow at 12pm midday for those of you who would like to gather in remembrance. May he rest in peace.”

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said she wanted to send his condolences to the family and friends of the teenager.

“The community is in shock following the tragic death of a 13 year-old boy,” she said. “My thoughts are with his family and friends of this at this difficult and sad time.”

SDLP East Derry MLA Gerry Mullan said it was a profound tragedy that had touched the entire community. “Daniel had his whole life ahead of him and the cruel way that his future was cut short will be totally devastating for his friends and family. “We cannot begin to imagine the grief they must be feeling at this time and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”