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Child in pram and man in his eighties in hospital after being struck by a car

Rapid response paramedics, two accident and emergency crews and one doctor were dispatched to Upper Lisburn Road at Dunmurry

A FOUR-year-old in a pram and a man in his eighties are in hospital after being struck by a car while out for a Sunday walk.

Rapid response paramedics, two accident and emergency crews and one doctor were dispatched to the Upper Lisburn Road at Dunmurry where the collision happened at 3.50pm.

The road was closed for several hours between traffic lights at Rathmore Grammar School and Macro cash and carry store.

The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital and the child to the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children.

A man has been arrested.

Police have appealed for information from anyone in the area at the time.

"Shortly before 3.50pm, it was reported that a man in his 80s and a four-year-old child were struck by a car in the area," a spokeswoman said.

"The male was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, that are described as serious. The child was also taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

"A 37 year old man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

"We would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dash-cam footage available to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 947 21/10/18."

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