Dad wipes away tears at funeral for son, 3, mowed down and killed by car as he walked to shops to buy lollipop

Little Kai was declared brain dead following the collision on Thursday evening and his devastated family took the decision to turn off his life-support on Friday.

A service was held today in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, and Kai was then buried at Whitechurch Cemetery in Ballywalter in a sky blue coffin.

His dad Michael could be seen wiping away a tear during the emotional service.

Kai had been walking to the shops with his aunt Amanda, 23, and her partner to buy a lollipop when he was hit.

A 21-year-old man who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving has since been released pending further inquiries.

Kai’s mum Yasmine, 26, said: “He was a typical boy…always on the go…wouldn't have hurt or said boo to anybody.

"There's just no words to describe him not being here anymore.”

Kai’s death is the second tragedy to hit the family in recent years following the death of their 19-week-old baby Lily-Mai in January 2017, who was born with a heart defect.

Yasmine told the Belfast Telegraph: "They say you should never have to bury your own child, but I'm having to bury my second in two years".

Kai, who had been a pupil at the Chuckles pre-school department of Castle Gardens Primary School, was buried next to his sister.

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