An eight-year-old boy is in a serious condition after being rushed to hospital following a road accident in Co Meath this evening.
The boy was stuck by a car at Abbeylands South, Navan, at around 3:00pm this afternoon.
He has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where his injuries have been described as serious.
MEATH: Crash on Kells Rd (R147) in Navan near the fire station, affecting Dublin-bound traffic. Diversion in place. https://t.co/pdsEzJTRQr
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) June 29, 2017
Gardaí have confirmed that no one else was injured in the incident and an investigation has been launched.
Officers from the Navan Garda station in Meath have closed off the surrounding area near the junction and are appealing for witnesses to contact them on (046) 9079930.
Road diversions are expected to remain in place until later this evening.