7-year-old dies following road traffic collision in west Belfast

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A 7-year-old girl has been killed following a road traffic collision in west Belfast.

Kaitlin McCoubrey-Fullerton was struck by a car in the Springhill Avenue area just after 6pm on Saturday.

She tragically passed away at the scene.
 
The PSNI says a woman in her 50s arrested by officers investigating the crash has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Superintendent Gillian Kearney said:  Specially trained officers are continuing to provide support to those impacted during this difficult time.

“The Springhill Avenue has reopened following the incident.  

“Enquiries are continuing and officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, or who may have dashcam or CCTV footage or any other information to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1644 03/04/21.”

Councillor Steven Corr has extended condolences to the family following the tragic accident in West Belfast.

Cllr Corr said:

“The community of the Upper Springfield is devastated following a tragic road traffic accident in Springhill.

"Our local community is shocked and saddened following the loss of this very young life.

“It has left many local people reeling and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected at this time.

“I will liaise with the local families and community, and I appeal for the media to respect the privacy of the affected families during this very difficult time.”

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