The tragic death of toddler Joshua Coyle could have happened to any one of us, local priest Fr Eamon Kelly has said.
The parish priest of St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny was speaking in the aftermath of the freak accident which has plunged the town into mourning.
The 22 month old died after he was struck by a van at his home at Crieve Glebe near Bomany on Friday evening.
Fr Kelly said “It’s an awful tragedy and an awful accident to happen….so simple the way it happened.
“The whole community is just stunned; talking to people in the town, they’re just in shock. I suppose every one of us knows it could have been any of our families.”
Parish priest of St.Eunan’s Cathedral, Fr Kelly added that people should remember such an accident can so easily happen.
“Any of us who have wee nieces or nephews or brothers and sisters, we all know how simple and easy it is – they run out and can be so excited.
“The wee boy just didn’t have a chance,” he added.
A post mortem took place on beautiful Joshua’s remains yesterday.
His parents Alex Coyle and Suzanna Mangan are today preparing to say a final goodbye to the little boy who lit up their lives.