Cork Toddler is Doing Fantastically Well; Six Months From Hit-and-Run

Zac Higgins

(EchoLIVE) – THE staff at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin “are absolutely amazing. They go above and beyond for everyone who walks through their doors.” Those are the words of Aishling Higgins, mother of Zac.

The three-year-old was seriously injured in March, 2019, after being struck by a car in a hit and run incident at Castle Meadows, off Skehard Road, Cork.

He was only two at the time and suffered a broken collarbone, broken shoulder blade, fractured hip, collapsed lung, a bleed on the brain and a serious brain injury.

Because of the nature of Zac’s injuries, he was transferred from Cork University Hospital to Temple Street Children’s hospital. He spent 12 days in its Intensive Care Unit and a further eight weeks on a children’s ward.

Zac’s parents, Aishling and Paul, were continuously by Zac’s side as they watched their toddler fight for his life. CONTINUE