Girl, 7, dies after car ‘rolls over her while she was playing with friends’

A seven-year-old girl died after a car “rolled over her” on a driveway this afternoon.

The youngster was playing with friends outside the property when she was struck, it’s believed.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Drogheda, Ireland, and dashed the child to hospital.

But medics were unable to save her, Irish Mirror says.

In a statement, a garda spokesman: “Gardaí in Drogheda are investigating an incident which occurred in the driveway of a house in Boyle O’Reilly Terrace at approximately 2.30pm today 7th July 2019.

“Initial investigations indicate that a 7 year old female was fatally injured in what appears to be a tragic accident involving a car.

“The local coroner has been notified. Investigations are ongoing.”

It is reported in local media a number of children were enjoying the sun outside when the collision occured.

Temperatures again today hit 20C in and around Drogheda, in the northeastern part of Ireland.

It is one of the country’s oldest cities and around 30 miles north of Dublin, the capital.