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10th Mar 2023

Infant killed in tragic Northern Ireland accident named

Kat O'Connor


Tributes have been pouring in following the death of a 1-year-old boy in Northern Ireland. Frank Michael McIlduff tragically died after he was hit by a lorry in Moira, Co. Down.

The infant was being pushed in his pram by his grandmother moments before they were both hit.

The “unimaginable tragedy” took place in the Meeting Street area of Moira on March 8th.

His grandmother, aged in her 60s, remains in the hospital. She is believed to be in a serious condition.

Frank was from the College Grove area of Lurgan. The infant has been fondly remembered by his heartbroken family.

They remembered him as a “precious son”.

A death notice for the young boy reads: “Precious son of Fra and Mary and a much-loved grandson of Pauline and the late Francis McIlduff and Margaret and Michael Gracey.

“House private, for immediate family and close friends only.”

Police confirmed both baby Frank and his grandmother were at the traffic lights when the accident occurred.

Police are now investigating the cause of the horror accident.

The local area is said to be shaken following the tragedy.

Police are trying to establish “the circumstances of the collision”.

Witnesses have been urged to come forward following the incident.

“We are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the Meeting Street or Main Street areas at this time.

Witnesses have been asked to come forward. Police also want those who may have captured it on their dashcam, to contact officers in the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference 969 08/03/23.