Belfast Telegraph

Child (3) fighting for life after Down road accident

A three-year-old boy was fighting for life in hospital last night after being hit by a car in Co Down.

The youngster was injured in the accident involving one car at Frazer Park in Annaclone, outside Rathfriland, at about 3pm yesterday.

The boy was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital after first being treated at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry. Police said the collision is not being treated as a hit-and-run incident.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old woman who died in hospital following a car crash in Co Tyrone has been named as Janet Marie Harney from the Cookstown area.

Police were called to the Coagh Road in Cookstown at about 11pm on Friday after three vehicles — two thought to have been stationary — were involved in the smash.

The dead woman is believed to have been the driver of one of the stationary cars.

SDLP councillor Peter Tweed, who is also chair of Cookstown Road Safety Committee, said he understood the victim’s car came to a halt on the road due to an electrical failure.

He said the driver of the vehicle which was in collision with the deceased’s car was travelling along the “narrow, bendy” route when he suddenly came across Ms Harney’s vehicle in the dark.

“My condolences go out to the family following this tragic loss of life.”

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone also expressed his sympathies following the collision.

He said: “My sincerest sympathies lie with all those involved in this tragic incident.”

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