Family of boy knocked down say thoughts are with the driver

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

THE HEARTBROKEN family of six-year-old Anthony Fitzgerald, who was knocked down and killed in Murroe, say their thoughts are with the driver of the car.

THE HEARTBROKEN family of six-year-old Anthony Fitzgerald, who was knocked down and killed in Murroe, say their thoughts are with the driver of the car.

“We understand it was a tragic accident. No one set out to do anything like that. Our thoughts are with her too,” said the boy’s father, Anthony Fitzgerald.

Little Anthony was playing with a friend near his home in Ros Fearna, Murroe when the tragic accident occurred on the road.

At the moving funeral mass on Saturday, Fr Sean Harmon said to Anthony’s parents: “Anthony and Camie, life prepares us for many things but it can never prepare us for the sorrow and the incolsolable grief we feel at the death of a child. It is such a sad and tragic accident.”

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Mr Fitzgerald wished to thank the gardai and especially Sergeant Helen Holden who was first on the scene.

“A special thanks as well to the paramedics in the ambulance, everyone that tried to help and we are very grateful to our relatives and all our neighbours in Abington and Murroe for their support,” said Mr Fitzgerald.

Many of the pupils and staff from Killinure National School attended the funeral.

When school returned on Monday morning sadly there was a spare seat in Anthony’s senior infants class. The school invited a psychologist to speak to staff last week to help them support the children, said principal, Carmel Power.

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