The mother of a boy who was killed by a truck in Dublin has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her child.
Devin Shepherd, 7, was knocked down at around 4.30pm on Sunday on St Joseph’s Way in Ballymun.
He was taken to Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin but died a short time later.
His mother Geraldine Shepherd took to Facebook and posted a beautiful picture of Devin with angel wings as well as a picture of the smiling young boy on a family day out where he has his two hands in the air, Dublin Live reports.
Tributes have been pouring in for little Devin who has been described as the “brightest angel in the sky”.
One local told Dublin Live: “Devin was my best mate’s little brother and he was like a little brother to me, still can’t believe it.”
Councillors for Ballymun and Finglas have said that although Ballymun has been rocked by the tragedy, it’s important for the community to come together.
Councillor Caroline Conroy said: “The whole of Ballymun is shocked and devastated by the news. My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”
Councillor Mary Callaghan added: “It’s a very sad time for Ballymun.
“It’s an unimaginable and tragic thing to happen. It’s every parents’ worst nightmare.”
Councillor Keith Connolly said that the community as a whole were “devastated” and that an “investigation is underway” to find out what happened.
The driver of the truck, 30, was taken to The Mater Hospital but his injuries have been described as not life threatening.
Gardai have confirmed that they are treating the incident as a “workplace accident” and the Health and Safety Authority has been notified.
Gardai have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, or the Garda Confidential Line 18000 666 111 or any garda station.
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