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Antrim crash: Two children 'critical' after serious collision on Staffordstown Road

Police in Antrim are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the Staffordstown Road, at its junction with the Greenan Road, which has left two children in a critical condition in hospital.

It is understood the pair are brother and sister. The crash happened at around 4.40pm on Tuesday when the boy and girl were in collision with a white Audi A3 car, which remained at the scene.

Roads were closed but have since reopened.

SDLP Antrim Councillor Roisin Lynch said: "My immediate thoughts and prayers are with the two children who remain in a critical condition following this terrible crash. My thoughts and the thoughts of the entire community will also be with their families at this incredibly difficult time.

"I would appeal to anyone who was travelling along the Staffordstown road area this afternoon at around 4.40pm and who may have any information that might be useful to police to bring it forward as soon as possible. This incident has shocked local people and I have no doubt that they'll do everything they can to help.

"This is a horrific experience for any family to go through. I will be following up with local agencies to explore if there's anything that can be done to enhance safety in the area."

Inspector Bradley has appealed to anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the collision to contact officers at Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 740 17/01/17.

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