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Boy (6) in critical condition after Belfast road accident

A young boy was last night fighting for his life in hospital after he was struck by a car in north Belfast.

It is believed the child is just six years old.

Police said the collision happened on North Queen Street, at the point where the Westlink passes over the busy road.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said that a crew attended the scene of the accident, and that the boy was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital for emergency treatment.

Last night, the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust confirmed that the boy remained in a critical condition,

"Shortly before 7.30pm a young boy was struck by a car on North Queen Street," the PSNI said.

"The boy has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries that are described as serious.

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"Anyone who was on North Queen Street and witnessed the collision is asked to contact local police on the non emergency number 101."

Police closed the road following the accident last night and diversions were put in place.

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