Northern Ireland

Londonderry: Boy dies after being hit by car on Lone Moor Road

The child was struck by a car on the Lone Moor Road Image copyright Press Eye
Image caption The child was struck by a car on the Lone Moor Road on Sunday afternoon

A two-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in Londonderry.

The collision happened on the Lone Moor Road at about 13:15 BST on Sunday. The car involved was a silver Citroen Picasso.

The road remains closed while police continue with their inquiries. Insp David McIlwaine has appealed for witnesses to contact police.

Sinn Féin councillor Patricia Logue expressed her sympathies to the boy's family.

"It is a tragic and very personal loss for them," she said.

"They are in our thoughts and prayers at this time, as they are trying to come to terms with such dreadful news."