Update 18:45 – Knockpogue Avenue has now reopened to traffic.

A four year old boy has been hospitalised this afternoon having been hit by a car, shortly before 3.20pm at Knockpogue Avenue, Farranree.

Cork Safety Alerts received reports of the incident at 3.20 this afternoon, and the road was subsequently closed by Gardaí. It’s believed that the boy has suffered serious injuries, and has been taken to Cork University Hospital.

The road remains closed as of 17:30 as Gardaí carry out a technical examination. Local diversions are in place.

In a statement, the Garda Press Office says: “Gardaí are at the scene of a road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 2.45pm today 6th June 2019 on Knockpogue Avenue, Farranree, Cork City. Roads are closed and diversions are in place. No further information at this time.”

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