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Nadia Breen

Boy, 9, dies after bike crash in Co Antrim as second boy left critical

A 9-year-old boy has died after a bike crash in Co Antrim, police have confirmed.

The crash involving two bikes happened in the Dunclug area of Ballymena on Thursday, June 16.

He died in hospital as a result of his injuries after the incident which happened at around 4.55pm.

A second boy aged 13 was taken to hospital and is understood to be in a critical condition this morning, June 17 - Belfast Live reports.

Police say the boys were the riders of the two bikes.

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A PSNI spokesperson added: "A full investigation is underway and Detective Sergeant Neil Harrison is appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has mobile phone footage which could assist officers with their enquiries, is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 1342 of 16/06/22."

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) previously said: “NIAS received a 999 call at 16:47 following reports of two children having been injured following a biking incident in the Dunclug area of Ballymena this afternoon.

“NIAS despatched three Emergency Crews and a Doctor to the scene and also tasked the Charity Air Ambulance, with HEMS crew on board, to the incident.

“Following assessment and initial treatment one child was flown by Air Ambulance to the Royal Group of Hospitals in Belfast while the other was taken to the same location by ambulance.”

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