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Magheralin crash: Boy 'critically ill' following serious collision in Co Down

A boy is critically ill following a serious collision in Magheralin, Co Down.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Malcolmson Park was closed to traffic following the incident.

DUP Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart said she was shocked by what had happened.

"My thoughts in the first instance are with the child, his parents and the driver of the car involved. My prayer is that the child will make a speedy recovery, " said Ms Lockhart.

"Details are sketchy at this point however I want to commend our emergency services once again who were on site quickly and who treated the child.

"Malcolmson Park is a residential area of the village and the local people are in shock at what has happened. The police are still conducting enquiries and the road has been closed."

The road has since been reopened.

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