Mum's nightmare as careless biker rams Dublin child while playing on street

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A Dublin mum has pleaded with the careless biker who rammed into her daughter but fled the scene despite seriously injuring her to come forward after the shocking incident.

Little Emily Kelly-McLoughlin was playing outside her house on the pavement in Chieftains Drive, Balbriggan on Sunday at around 4pm when she was cycled into by a man “around the same age as her dad”

The six-year-old school girl was left black and blue with bruises after the crash and told her mother Laura McLoughlin that although the cyclist apologised to her, he cycled off at speed when she said she was getting her mum.

Laura told Dublin Live that the cyclist should have called into the house to make sure her daughter was okay instead of pedalling off.

Emily Kelly-McLoughlin

She said: “I hope he sees this. I’m so angry and annoyed that he just cycled off. She’s all bruised close to her eye.”

“She said he looked older than her dad and he’s 40. I compared it to her brother, he’s 18, and she said ‘no not his age, he was like dad’.

“My daughter’s face is swollen and very sore and has gotten worse since the incident.

“She was out playing with her friends when it happened. Now he did say sorry to her she told me but kept on cycling off when she started crying for her mammy.

“All he had to do was check to see if she was okay. You don’t leave a child like that, it’s disgraceful.”

Laura said that Emily was “very lucky” and that the smash could have been much worse.

“She ran in screaming crying to me and the bruising was already starting to show at that stage so he must have given her a good hit with the bike.

Emily Kelly-McLoughlin

“It’s been reported to Gardai and hopefully the person responsible will do the right thing and come forward.”

Emily only turned the big 6 last week and celebrated as pictured with a small birthday bash in their Balbriggan home but she did get another well deserved treat on Sunday night.

Emily holding her birthday balloon with sister Keira on the left

Laura continued: “She’s a great child. So full of life and always laughing but she was hurt after the smash.

“We brought her for McDonald’s and ice-cream after it. She was shaken the poor thing so it was the least she deserved.”

Source: Dublin News