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Scarva Road collision: Two children knocked down in Banbridge

Published 17/10/2016

Police on the Scarva Road in Banbridge after tTwo children have been knocked down on Monday afternoon. Photo: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Police on the Scarva Road in Banbridge after tTwo children have been knocked down on Monday afternoon. Photo: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The Scarva Road in Banbridge has reopened following a collision in which two schoolgirls were struck by a vehicle.

Both children were taken to hospital and police have appealed for witnesses.

DUP MLA for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart said: "Children leaving school - you can imagine them bouncing out the door, heading for home and for this accident to have taken place, it doesn't bear thinking about.

"My thoughts and prayers are very much with the driver of the vehicle as well, I can only imagine the turmoil that this has caused them.

"We're thankful that the two children are receiving medical treatment at Craigavon Area Hospital and the Royal Victoria and our thoughts and prayers are very much with them and their families."

Upper Bann MP David Simpson said: "Today we are faced with another incident involving a traffic collision with reports of two young children injured. Thankfully we are not talking about loss of young lives this evening.

"I would like to wish the two young children involved in this accident a speedy recovery and assure their families that we are thinking of them at this time."

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