8-year-old boy killed in Londonderry car crash

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Police Service of Northern Ireland are appealing to witnesses who may have captured dashcam footage of the collision: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

An eight-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in County Londonderry.

The incident took place close to the entrance to a service station on Glenshane Road in Maghera, at approximately 8pm on Thursday the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

PSNI inspector Andy Harvison said police are appealing to witnesses who may have captured dashcam footage of the collision.

Inspector Harvison said: “We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and would like to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have captured dashcam footage.

Social Democratic and Labour Party member Patsy McGlone expressed his condolences to the family of the boy.

Mr McGlone said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young boy as they come to terms with this terrible loss,” he said.

“Most of us cannot begin to imagine what the family are feeling upon receiving this devastating news.

“I am confident the local community will rally to support them at this deeply sad time.”

Witnesses with information on the latest incident should contact police on 101 quoting 1212/20September