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School urges community to pray for young brother and sister left fighting for their lives after crash

The school of a brother and sister left fighting for their lives in hospital after a serious car crash in Creggan, near Randalstown, Co Antrim has asked for the local community to pray for them.

The two children were hit by a white Audi A3 at around 4.40pm on Tuesday after getting off a school bus.

They had been crossing the Staffordstown Road at the junction with the Greenan Road.

The ages of the two young people are not yet known. They remain in a critical condition in hospital.

St Patrick's College in Maghera said the school community had been left shocked by the news and has cancelled Wednesday's open night.

"Please remember them and their family in your prayers at this very difficult time," principal Mrs Mussen said in a Facebook post.

Statement from College Principal Our whole school community has been greatly saddened by the news that two of our...

Posted by St Patrick's College, Maghera on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Last night a spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said two emergency vehicles were dispatched after being alerted around 4.50pm.

The siblings were taken to Antrim Area Hospital first with plans to transfer them to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. They remain in a critical condition in hospital.

The PSNI has appealed for witnesses to contact officers at Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 740 17/01/17.

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