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Sophie McLaughlin & Michelle Cullen

Air ambulance called to take child hit by car on Irish road to hospital

A child has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in East Belfast on Monday.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene, having received reports that a pedestrian had been involved in a collision on the Upper Knockbreda Road.

The Charity Air Ambulance and colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were tasked to the scene, and the child was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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The Upper Knockbreda Road was closed for a period of time on Monday evening but has since reopened.

A spokesperson for the PSNI told Belfast Live : "Police received a report of a one-vehicle road traffic collision in the Upper Knockbreda Road in East Belfast earlier today, Monday 14 November.

"At approximately 3.45pm, it was reported a child had been struck by a car.

"The child was taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries.

"Enquiries are ongoing, and anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any dash-cam or other footage which could assist, is asked to contact police on 101 and quote 1031 of 14/11/22."

A spokesperson for the NIAS said: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 15:42 following reports of a RTC involving a vehicle and pedestrian on Upper Knockbreda Road.

NIAS despatched a Rapid Response Paramedic and an Emergency Crew to the incident and also tasked the Charity Air Ambulance with HEMS crew on board to attend.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to RVH."

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