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Community rallies for schoolboy after accident

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Community rallies for schoolboy after accident thumbnailThe scene in the village of Liscolman where schoolboy Liam McCallum was hit by a car after running out into the road after a football.

THE thoughts and prayers of the close-knit community of Liscolman are firmly with the McCallum family circle as they maintain a constant vigil at the bedside of nine-year-old Liam who was hit by a car in the village last week.
The youngster, who is a P5 pupil at Straidbilly PS, was rushed to hospital after he was struck by a vehicle on the Toberdoney Road just after 4pm last Tuesday afternoon.
It is understood a police escort accompanied the casualty to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine before he was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, where a spokesperson for Belfast Trust said he remained in critical condition.
Police arrested the driver of the vehicle, a man in his 70s, who helped them with their enquiries. At the weekend it emerged that Police in Ballycastle have been asked by family and friends of Liam's to thank members of the press for their concern and interest in his well-being. The family also asked police to stress that whilst he remains in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, they would appreciate that their privacy is respected at all times.

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