An 8-year-old girl has tragically passed away after a road accident in Co. Antrim.
A boy, believed to be 5 years old, was also involved in the accident. He was rushed to hospital and is currently being treated at Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast.
The accident occurred in the High Street area of Carrickfergus on Wednesday, August 9th.
The young girl has been named as Scarlett Rossborough. Her family confirmed she was due to celebrate her 9th birthday next month.
Police issued a statement following the tragic loss.
“We received a report at approximately 11.40 am of a one-vehicle road traffic collision.
Police confirmed a second child was injured following the accident, but his injuries are not life-threatening.
Officers have launched an investigation following the accident and are urging witnesses to come forward.