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Northside Football Club Launches Appeal After A Boy Was Hit By A Car Yesterday Evening

By AmyBell

September 13, 2017 at 1:10pm

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A Northside football club are appealing for witnesses to an incident that involved a young boy getting struck by a car yesterday evening.

Corduff Football Club in Dublin 15 are looking for the public's help after one of their under 12's players was hit by a white Ford Sedan car that went through a red light.

The incident took place between the Corduff and Castlecurragh junction at 6.30pm last night.

They took to Facebook to appeal for anyone who might have seen something.

The football club posted an update that the child was well but that the junction is "notorious" for the traffic and for drivers to be mindful.

They took to Facebook and said, "Traffic undertakes on the inside lane to either make it toward Ballycoolin or toward the N3 and avoid the traffic turning in to each of the above estates mentioned.

"The traffic does this at speed even though both directions have a blind spot for traffic turning in to either estate and the junctions pointed out have absolutely no protection for pedestrians who stand on either junction and where traffic travels at speed through on the inside lane and have regularly hit the traffic light pole on the left side of the image."

The club are concerned as they have approximately 175 children who cross the junction each week when coming to and from football training.

They said: "We have roughly 175 kids who cross this junction each week night for club training and the risk of a kid taking the hit rather than the traffic light pole is a real and present danger."

If you have any information on the incident last night you can email: [email protected]

(featured image: Corduff FC/Facebook)

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