Young child dies following ‘unimaginable tragedy' in Northern Ireland
The young boy died at the scene.
A child has tragically died after a lorry crash in Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Emergency services rushed to the scene after the young child and their grandmother were hit by a lorry.
The grandmother was pushing the young boy in his pram moments before the accident.
The "unimaginable tragedy" took place in the Meeting Street area of Moira on March 8th.
The boy, aged one, was killed following the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Their grandmother was seriously injured but was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police issued a statement following the horrifying accident.
"We received a report shortly after 1.40 pm that a lorry and two pedestrians had been involved in a road traffic collision.
“Officers attended the scene along with colleagues from the other emergency services. Sadly the boy, aged one, died at the scene.
“A woman, aged in her 60s, was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.”
An investigation is now underway following the harrowing accident.
Police are trying to establish "the circumstances of the collision".
Witnesses have been urged to come forward following the incident.
"We are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the Meeting Street or Main Street areas at this time.
Witnesses have been asked to come forward. Police also want those who may have captured it on their dashcam, to contact officers in the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference 969 08/03/23.
We're keeping the family in our thoughts during this harrowing time.