The father of Bundoran hit-and-run victim Ronan Wilson has spoken of the ‘nine years of pure pleasure’ he had with his son before his life was cut short.
Ronan, aged 9, died when he was struck by a car on Saturday afternoon on the Atlantic Way in Bundoran town centre. A man in his 20s was arrested yesterday over the incident.
Popular schoolboy Ronan, from Kildress, Co. Tyrone was staying in the seaside town with his family when tragedy struck.
Ronan’s father Dean described his wee ‘Roro’ as “my main man my Hero & son.”
In a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook, Dean wrote: “I love him so much, he’s been taken from us by a hit and run driver.
“We will never be the same without out, we can’t cope I’m broken.
“Roro was the best son anyone could ask for 9 years for pure pleasure.
“Rest in peace my son and best friend, love u forever from Daddy Mummy Calum and Amy, and all our surrounding family and friends, we love u Ronan.”
Ronan was a young footballer with the Kildress Wolfe Tones GAA team. The club gathered in mourning yesterday to pray for the Wilson family, who have contributed to the club countless times over the years.
Ronan is survived by his parents Dean and Emma and siblings Callum and Amy.
On Sunday evening Gardaí confiirmed that a man aged in his 20s has been arrested over the fatal hit and run. He was detained at a Garda Station in Donegal under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Gardaí have seized a vehicle in connection with the investigation which will undergo technical examination.
Gardaí are continuing to appeal to anyone with information or who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.