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girl in critical condition after being struck by car in Co Antrim

A 15-year-old girl and a10-year-old boy were struck by a car while walking on a Co Antrim road, on Monday evening
Áine Quinn

A 15-year-old girl remains in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a car while walking on a Co Antrim road, on Monday evening.

A 10-year-old boy, who was also hit by the car, sustained a number of fractures to his collar bone, ankle and foot is receiving treatment in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

The incident took place in the Belfast road area of Antrim at around 5.30pm.

It is understood that a red Suzuki Swift was involved in the accident.

UUP Antrim and Newtownabbey councillor Jim Montgomery said: "A shocking accident in Antrim that has stunned the community. I hope all those injured make a full recovery. My thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved."

Inspector Claire Gilbert said: “I am urging anyone who witnessed a collision between a red Suzuki Swift and a teenage schoolgirl and a younger boy on this stretch of road to get in touch with police - as your information could be vital to our investigation."

“Anyone who saw what happened, or anyone who has dashcam or helmet footage and was travelling on this road between 5.20pm and 5.30pm today and observed the car prior to or at the time of the collision, should contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1007 of 3/9/18."

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