Little Ollie (5) dies after car collides with bike in Limavady

Police today confirmed that a little boy named Ollie Simmons-Watt has died following a single vehicle collision in Limavady yesterday, Thursday September 30.

The five-year-old child is believed to have been riding his bicycle when the fatal collision occurred.

PSNI Sergeant Amanda McIvor said this morning: "It was reported shortly after 3.40pm that a van had struck a child 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.

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"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.

Little Ollie Simmons-Watt.

"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"

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Little Ollie Simmons-Watt.