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Girl (15) 'critical' and boy (5) suffers multiple fractures in crash as they walked Northern Ireland road

Two pedestrians - a five-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl - are in hospital after they were hit by a car in Antrim.

The girl's condition has been described as critical while the boy suffered multiple fractures to his collar bone, ankle and foot.

The incident happened on the Belfast Road in Antrim around 5.30pm on Monday.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Jim Montgomery said: "A shocking accident that has stunned the community. I hope all those injured make a full recovery. My thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved."

Inspector Claire Gilbert said:  “I am urging anyone who witnessed a collision between a red Suzuki Swift and a teenage schoolgirl and a younger boy on this stretch of road to get in touch with police - as your information could be vital to our investigation.

“Anyone who saw what happened, or anyone who has dashcam or helmet footage and was travelling on this road between 5.20pm and 5.30pm today and observed the car prior to or at the time of the collision, should contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1007 of 3/9/18."

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