Five-year-old girl dies in Portlaoise after being struck by van

Saturday 15 March 2014 22.11
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The child was hit by the van in St Brigid's Place in Portlaoise
The child was hit by the van in St Brigid's Place in Portlaoise
The girl was pronounced dead at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise
The girl was pronounced dead at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise

A five-year-old girl has died after being struck by a van in Co Laois.

The toddler was hit by the van in St Brigid’s Place in Portlaoise at about 12.20pm.

She was pronounced dead after being taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact gardaí in Portlaoise on 057-8674100 or to call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.