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Sophie McLaughlin

Child taken to hospital after being hit by car in East Belfast

Police have confirmed that a child has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in East Belfast on Monday.

Emergency services received reports that a pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a vehicle on the Upper Knockbreda Road on November 14.

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.

Read more: Recap as Belfast road reopens to traffic after crash

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

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "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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