Child seriously injured in traffic collision in Co Galway

Incident occurred at Dunlo Quay near the L4602 in Ballinasloe this afternoon

A child has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Co Galway this afternoon.

The collision occurred at about 12.10pm on Friday and involved a mini bus and a young female pedestrian.

The incident occurred at Dunlo Quay, near the L4602 in Ballinasloe.

The child was taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe where she is receiving treatment for serious injuries.


Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene, and no other injuries were reported.

The road is currently closed and diversions are in place. A forensic collision examination has been scheduled.

Gardaí are appealing for any person who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

Road users with camera footage, including dash cam, who were travelling near the Dunlo roundabout and the L4602 between 12.05pm and 12.20pm on Friday are asked to make this footage available to gardaí.

Anyone with information can contact Ballinasloe garda station at 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.