Tuesday 27 September 2016

Boy (8) critical after farm accident involving tractor

Published 27/10/2015 | 06:38

It is understood the boy fell from a tractor in the accident.
It is understood the boy fell from a tractor in the accident.

An eight-year-old boy is in a critical condition after a farm accident.

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It is understood the boy fell from a tractor on Monday morning.

He was transferred from Antrim Area Hospital to the Royal Victoria in Belfast.

The accident happened on Old Frosses Road near Cloughmills, in north Antrim

North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey, who knows the family, expressed shock at the news.

Mr Storey said: "The news of this accident has stunned the local community in the Cloughmills area. Many schools have just started their half-term holidays and this highlights the dangers that can exist around a working farm.

"My thoughts are with family at this time and I join with many others in praying that the young boy will recover from the injuries he has suffered."

Local MP Ian Paisley said: "I am shocked to learn about this accident and my thoughts and prayers are with the family circle at this very worrying time. Farming is very much a family occupation and I hope that the young boy will soon be able to return home to the farm."

Belfast Telegraph

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