A young child had died in a tragic lorry accident in Co Down village, Northern Ireland, a local council said. DUP councilor Caleb McCready said the child’s grandmother was pushing him in a stroller when they were both hit by a lorry. The woman has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Mr McCready said: “Unfortunately a child has passed away.”
He added that his “thoughts and prayers are with the families involved at this time”.
Main Street is currently closed to traffic, as is the off-ramp from the M1 to Moira. The PSNI and the Fire Service are also present at the scene.
DUP councilor Allan Ewart said: “Police are continuing to carry out examinations at the scene and this is causing continued disruption to traffic in the surrounding area, including the M1 off-slip.
“It has already impacted upon some school transport and will likely affect commuter traffic later as well.”
The local ambulance service was called to the incident at 1:42 pm. Two ambulances, two ambulance officers and a hazardous area response team were rushed to the incident.
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