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Cloughmills: Boy knocked down after getting off bus

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Media captionThe accident happened as the boy attempted to cross the Ballyveely Road on Monday

A schoolboy has been knocked down by a car after he got off his school bus in Cloughmills, County Antrim.

The secondary school pupil was hurt as he attempted to cross Ballyveely Road at about 16:30 GMT on Monday. His injuries are not life-threatening.

The collision happened in the same village where eight-year-old Adam Gilmour was killed three weeks ago.

Adam was walking to catch his school bus with his mother and five siblings when the family were hit by a car.

Adam died as a result of the crash and five other members of his family received hospital treatment.

DUP councillor John Finlay said the latest crash happened about half a mile from where the Gilmour family were knocked down.

The injured secondary school pupil, who is a student at Ballymena Academy, was taken to the Causeway Hospital on Monday afternoon.

He was later transferred to Antrim Area Hospital where he is in a stable condition.

Mr Finlay said it was a shock that another schoolboy had been knocked down in the village so soon after the Gilmour tragedy but said people in the village were relieved that the boy's injuries were not life-threatening.

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