Northern Ireland

Boy dies after being hit by empty car in Dundonald

A two-year-old boy has died following a car crash in Dundonald, on the outskirts of east Belfast.

It is believed that an empty, parked car rolled into a woman and a buggy carrying the boy on the Comber Road shortly before 16:00 GMT on Saturday.

A 31-year-old man arrested by police has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The woman was treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Castlereagh DUP councillor Jim White said it was "absolutely tragic".

"This family has been in Dundonald for quite some time and they are well-known in the area and the neighbours are all absolutely horrified at what has happened," he said.

"For a family to suffer this, at this time of the year, is unbelievable."

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