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Cloughmills: Boy, 8, dead after car strikes family of seven

A boy has died after a car struck his mother and her six children as they walked to school in County Antrim.

It happened on the Loughill Road in the village of Cloughmills, near Ballymena, at about 08:35 GMT on Tuesday.

Adam Gilmour, eight, died later in hospital. His mother was taken to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, where she is in a serious condition.

North Antrim MLA Jim Allister said Adam's mother had contacted his office three weeks ago, as she was concerned about her children having to walk along that road.

BBC News NI's Lisa McAlister reports.

  • 11 Nov 2014
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