Mum Of Six-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Street Says She Blames Herself

The mum of a six-year-old who died after being found unconscious in the street said she feels no hatred for those responsible for his death.  Devastated Sarah Maguire said she blamed herself after her son Donny was found just metres from his home in Bogside, Derry moments after she let him outside.The mum of a six-year-old who died after being found unconscious in the street said she feels no hatred for those responsible for his death.  Devastated Sarah Maguire said she blamed herself after her son Donny was found just metres from his home in Bogside, Derry moments after she let him outside.

Donny suffered a serious head injury after he was found in the road on Tuesday and died shortly after arriving at Altnagelvin Hospital, Belfast Live reports.  It is believed Donny was struck by a car as police launch an investigation into his death.   Sarah, 39, said she is struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.  Sarah ran to her son’s aid after hearing a commotion in the street where neighbours desperately tried to keep him alive until paramedics arrived.

She said: “I let him out. I trusted he would be safe. Donny was an incredible wee boy, funny and adventurous, a little boy who knew no fear and lived every moment to the full.  In a moment our world just stopped. I just can’t understand how that can be.  I have no hate in my heart for the person who was involved. This was a terrible, terrible accident and we’ll all live with the consequences of it for the rest of our lives.  I blame myself for allowing him to go outside. I keep coming back to that but I know there was no one to blame really. It was an accident.”

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