Vigil for boy hit by bike.
A VIGIL vigil (vĭj`əl) [Lat.,=watch], in Christian calendars, eve of a feast, a day of penitential preparation. In ancient times worshipers gathered for vespers before a great feast and then waited outside the church until dawn for the liturgy (Mass). was held last night at the spot where a four-year-old boy was left fighting for life after being hit by a motorcycle motorcycle, motor vehicle whose design is based on the bicycle. The German inventor Gottlieb Daimler is generally credited with building the first practical motorcycle in 1885. The motorcycle did not become dependable and popular, however, until after 1900. .
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He has yet to regain consciousness and remains seriously ill in the intensive care unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
And in an emotional appeal last night, his mother Joanne Irvine said: "Something needs to be done about these speeding bikes before someone ends up dead.
"I could have lost my wee boy in this accident.
"He hasn't woken up since it happened so the doctors can't tell us if there will be serious damage.
"He's such a hyperactive wee fella and it's so hard to see him just lying in there, not moving."
A police spokesman said a male youth was arrested following the accident but has since been released pending further inquiries.
HURT: Sean Gillen