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Child Taken To Royal Victoria Hospital By Police Escort

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10/01/17 The scene in the village of Liscolman in North Antrim where a schoolboy has been hit by  car, he is believed to be a pupil at Straidbilly Primary School and was playing football when the incident happened before 5pm today. PSNI are carrying out a full investigation the road remains closed and the child has been taken with a police escort to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Above is the scene in the village of Liscolman in North Antrim this evening where a nine year old schoolboy was hit by a car.  He is believed to be a pupil at Straidbilly Primary School and was playing football when the incident happened before 4.15pm today.

The 9 year old child was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast by police escort according to a source.  The driver of the car, a man aged in his 70’s was arrested and is currently in custody assisting police with their enquires.

PSNI are currently appealing for witnesses who were travelling on the Toberdoney Road this evening to call police in Ballymoney on 101 quoting reference number 719/10 January.

The Toberdoney Road remains closed. Diversions are in place at Coleman Avenue.

Image Credit : Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

 

 

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