Girl struck by lorry in east Belfast

Published Thursday, 19 June 2014
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A young girl is being treated in hospital after being struck by a lorry in east Belfast.

Girl struck by lorry in east Belfast
The scene of the crash on Thursday morning. (© Pacemaker)

It is understood the 10-year-old was cycling in the Upper Newtownards Road area when the crash happened at around 8.45am on Thursday.

She was treated at the scene before being taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Police said the child's injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Emergency teams attended the scene of the single-vehicle crash, close to the Tesco Express at Ballyhackamore, which is understood to have involved a seven-tonne lorry.

Fire crews from Central and Knock stabilised the lorry and assisted ambulance personnel.

They said the incident was dealt with at around 9.10am. Police said the road was closed to traffic in both directions and motorists travelling citybound were advised to expect delays.

© UTV News
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9 Comments
helen in belfast. wrote (160 days ago):
i hope the child is ok .the upper n'ards road is too congested at all times but especialy around ballyhac im sure the driver is very shook up as well.
Safe Belfast in Safe Belfast wrote (161 days ago):
Sad to hear about the little Girl parys are with this little girl and her fremmy
paul in ards wrote (161 days ago):
heart bleeds davey!! clipped by a van and run over by a lorry TWO DIFFERENT STORIES! hope u back to full health
Joe in East Belfast wrote (161 days ago):
Like other comments I hope she is going to be okay. Horrendous for every one involved. I pity the unfortunate driver too.
D in belfast wrote (161 days ago):
hope she's ok..and being brave was scary to see the bike like that..
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