Northern Ireland

Arrest after boy is knocked down by empty car in Dundonald

Accident scene
Image caption 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.