Saturday 10 December 2016

Two young girls struck by vehicle on way home from school

'You can imagine them bouncing out the door... it doesn't bear thinking about'

Published 18/10/2016 | 06:46

The PSNI have appealed for information
The PSNI have appealed for information

Two young girls have been hospitalised after they were struck by a vehicle after they left school.

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Both children were taken to hospital and police have appealed for witnesses.

The Scarva Road in Banbridge has reopened following the collision.

DUP MLA for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart said: "Children leaving school - you can imagine them bouncing out the door, heading for home and for this accident to have taken place, it doesn't bear thinking about.

"My thoughts and prayers are very much with the driver of the vehicle as well, I can only imagine the turmoil that this has caused them.

"We're thankful that the two children are receiving medical treatment at Craigavon Area Hospital and the Royal Victoria and our thoughts and prayers are very much with them and their families."

Upper Bann MP David Simpson said: "Today we are faced with another incident involving a traffic collision with reports of two young children injured. Thankfully we are not talking about loss of young lives this evening.

"I would like to wish the two young children involved in this accident a speedy recovery and assure their families that we are thinking of them at this time."

Belfast Telegraph

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