Boy and girl critical after being struck by a car in County Antrim

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Boy and girl critical after being struck by a car in County Antrim

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Image caption Staffordstown Road, near Randalstown, is closed while police continue their enquiries

A boy and a girl, believed to be brother and sister are in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a car in County Antrim.

Police said the incident happened on the Staffordstown Road, at its junction with Greenan Road, near Randalstown at about 16:40 GMT on Tuesday.

They were struck by a car that remained at the scene.

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney, who knows the family, said they were on their way home from school.

"They were alighting from the school bus and in the process of walking home.

"It is devastating for their family and they come from an extremely well-respected, well liked family within the greater Creggan area."

Staffordstown Road has been closed in both directions between its junctions with Cranfield Road and Derrygowan Road.

Diversions are in place while police continue their enquiries. The PSNI have appealed for witnesses.

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