Five-year-old boy dies following collision with van in Derry 2 months ago

Five-year-old boy dies following collision with van in Derry

Tragic news.

A five-year-old boy has died following a collision with a van in Derry.

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The incident took place on Thursday (29 September) in Limavady, shortly after 3.40pm.

The boy, who has been named by police as Ollie Simmons-Watt, died after being struck by a van while he was riding on his bike in the Irwin Avenue area.

"We believe at this time that Ollie was on his bike in the area at the time of the collision," Police Service of Northern Ireland Sergeant Amanda McIvor told JOE.

"Officers attended alongside colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance NI, and the boy was taken to hospital for treatment, but unfortunately died from his injuries.

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"The road, which was closed for a time following the collision, has since re-opened.

"Our enquiries are continuing, and we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or captured any dash cam or other footage, to get in touch via 101, and quote reference number 1235 of 29/09/22."