Two teenage girls taken to hospital after being struck by car as they sat on footpath

Two teenage girls have been treated in hospital after they were struck by a car as they sat on a footpath in Londonderry.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 5:09 pm

Police attended Lowry’s Lane, just off the Glen Road, close to the entrance of Pairc Colmcille GAA pitch, shortly after midnight on Saturday.

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A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl who were sitting on the footpath were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are not believed to be serious.

Constable Steven Toner said: “We can confirm as yet no persons have been arrested in relation to the incident and police are actively seeking to identify the driver of this vehicle. We are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing a white vehicle with a male driver prior to the collision, to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about a white vehicle, make and model unknown, that was present in the area at the time, and had a learner’s ‘L’ plate on the rear window.”