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Dunmurry collision: Woman critical after motorbike incident at Colin Glen Forest Park

Published 19/07/2016

The scene of a collision at the Springbank pond in the Colin Glen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by a motorbike. July 19 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
The scene of a collision at the Springbank pond in the Colin Glen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by a motorbike. July 19 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Colin Glen Forest Park in west Belfast
An aerial view of Colin Glen Forest Park

A woman is in a critical condition after she was hit by a scrambler motorbike in the Colin Glen Forest Park area of Dunmurry in west Belfast.

This incident is believed to have happened at around 5.45pm Tuesday. The woman was taken to hospital.

The scene of a collision at the Springbank pond in the Colin Glen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by a motorbike. July 19 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
The scene of a collision at the Springbank pond in the Colin Glen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by a motorbike. July 19 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Two men have been arrested and are currently in police custody.

Inspector James Murphy said: "Police investigating a serious collision in the Colin Glen Forrest Park area of Dunmurry involving a scrambler motorbike and a female pedestrian have arrested a second male. He is currently in police custody."

SDLP Belfast Councillor Brian Heading said incident was 'tragic'.

Councillor Heading called for anyone with information about the crash or the scrambler involved to come forward to the police.

He said: "News of a collision involving a scrambler which has left a woman in a critical condition in hospital is absolutely shocking. My thoughts and prayers are with the woman and her family at an incredibly difficult time.

"Like the entire community here, I hope the victim recovers quickly and those responsible are brought swiftly to justice.

"These bikes can be incredibly dangerous and I would appeal to anyone who has any information about their illegal or reckless use to report it to the PSNI. They are a plague on communities across this city and the police must act to tackle both those responsible for dangerous driving and those who sell these bikes often to young people.

"It’s essential that we find out what happened this evening. I would encourage anyone who saw a scrambler in the Colin Glen area this afternoon in or around 6pm to come forward to the police."

The scene of a collision at the Springbank pond in the Colin Glen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by a motorbike. July 19 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
The scene of a collision at the Springbank pond in the Colin Glen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by a motorbike. July 19 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Inspector Murphy appealed to anyone who was in the Colin Glen area and may have witnessed this incident to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1041 19/07/16.

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