Young child dies in fatal west Belfast crash

A young child has died after being knocked down on Springhill Avenue in west Belfast on Saturday evening.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 8:23 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th April 2021, 8:37 am
The scene of the crash in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast on Saturday evening

In a statement to the media, Sinn Féin Councillor Steven Corr extended his condolences the family of the child.

Mr Corr said: “This evening the community of the Upper Springfield is devastated following a tragic road traffic accident in Springhill.

“Our local community is shocked and saddened following the loss of this very young life.

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“It has left many local people reeling and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected at this time.

“I will liaise with the local families and community, and I appeal for the media to respect the privacy of the affected families during this very difficult time.”

In a statement, the PSNI said: “Police are currently in attendance following a report of a serious one vehicle road traffic collision at the Springhill Avenue area of west Belfast this evening (Saturday 3rd April).

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative main routes for their journey.

“There are no further details at this stage.”