Belfast Telegraph

Teen airlifted to Royal after being hit by car still critical

By Allan Preston

A teenage boy remains in a critical condition after he was knocked down on Wednesday.

The 14-year-old pedestrian was initially said to be in a serious condition when he was treated at the scene.

He had been struck by a silver Audi at around 4.40pm on the junction of Portland Avenue and the Ballyclare Road in Glengormley, Co Antrim. After being airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, he was admitted to surgery before being taken to the intensive care unit.

SDLP councillor for Glengormley, Noreen Bradley, said yesterday: "I think after 24 hours, no news is good news at this stage.

"Last night it was touch and go, but he's a young person which will hopefully help him and we're all crossing our fingers that he pulls through."

Police said that a female driver had been spoken to and was assisting officers with their inquiries.

A spokesperson added: "Officers would ask anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them at Newtownabbey on 101, quoting reference number 1048, October 18."

The incident happened just days after another boy in Glengormley, 10-year-old Ryan Busa, died after a suspected attack by his family's German Shepard.

His funeral service will be held today at his home in Queen's Avenue.

He will be buried afterwards in Carnmoney Cemetery East.

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