Belfast Telegraph

Baby stable after car ploughs into Chinese takeaway

By John Mulgrew

A baby escaped with its life last night after the pram in which it was sleeping was hit by a car.

The accident happened in north Belfast at around 7pm last night when a small black car veered across the Cliftonville Road and hit a bin before crashing into the pram.

The car then continued on before smashing into the Capital City Chinese takeaway. A man cradled the baby until ambulance crews arrived.

One of those injured was a woman who was trapped under the car as it hit the front of the restaurant.

Locals said they were shocked but relieved no one was killed.

John McPolland of the Ambulance Service said several vehicles, including a rapid response team had attended the scene.

According to a spokeswoman for the Belfast Trust, three victims injured in the crash were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital. Their condition last night was described as stable.

The baby was taken to hospital where its condition was said to be stable.

The road remained sealed off last night.

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