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Emergency services at the scene of a serious RTC on the Stewartstown Road in west Belfast on June 5th 2020 Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Emergency services at the scene of a serious RTC on the Stewartstown Road in west Belfast on June 5th 2020 Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Emergency services at the scene of a serious RTC on the Stewartstown Road in west Belfast on June 5th 2020 Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

A pedestrian is currently receiving treatment in hospital after being struck by a car in west Belfast on Friday evening.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) received a 999 call at 6.15pm following reports of a "road traffic incident on the Stewartstown Road involving a car and a pedestrian".

NIAS dispatched two emergency crews to the scene and the HEMS crew was also tasked to the incident, responding by car.

Police also attended the scene.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, the patient was taken by ambulance to Royal Victoria Hospital," an NIAS spokesperson said.

The Stewartstown Road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Belfast Telegraph