Arrest after boy is knocked down by empty car in Dundonald

Accident scene The boy was knocked down on the Comber Road, Dundonald

A 31-year-old man has been arrested after a two-year-old boy was critically injured in a car crash in Dundonald, on the outskirts of east Belfast.

It is believed that an empty, parked car rolled into a woman and a buggy carrying the boy on the Comber Road shortly before 16:00 GMT on Saturday.

The woman was treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening but the boy remains critically ill.

The arrested man has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The injured toddler was initially taken to the nearby Ulster Hospital in Dundonald by ambulance.

However, he was transferred to the intensive care unit of Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital on Saturday night.

More Northern Ireland stories


Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • TravelAround the world

    BBC Travel takes a look at the most striking images from the past seven days


  • BatteriesClick Watch

    More power to your phone - the lithium-ion batteries that could last twice as long

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.