N.I. schoolboy hospitalised after being struck by lorry

The boy was taken to hospital.
The boy was taken to hospital.

A Northern Ireland schoolboy was hospitalised after he was struck by a lorry on Friday morning.

Police confirmed that they attended the scene of a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian at Victoria Road, Newbuildings, on the outskirts of Londonderry at around 7.50 a.m. The child's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"A teenage boy was taken to hospital following the collision for treatment to injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. The road was closed for a short time but has since re-opened," a police spokesperson confirmed.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash-cam footage should contact police at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 221 30/11/18.