Boy (13) killed cycling in Belfast, driver of car arrested

Eoin Hamill suffers fatal injuries in crash on Springfield Road

The PSNI are appealing for information about the collision in west Belfast on Friday afternoon. File photograph: PA Wire

The PSNI are appealing for information about the collision in west Belfast on Friday afternoon. File photograph: PA Wire

 

A 13-year-old boy has died in a collision with a car while out cycling in West Belfast.

The fatal crash took place in the Springfield Road area of the city on Friday afternoon.

Eoin Hamill (13) who died following the collision. Photograph: PSNI
Eoin Hamill (13) who died following the collision. Photograph: PSNI

A man has been arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and is assisting with inquiries.

“Very sadly, a young cyclist has lost his life today. He was 13-year-old Eoin Hamill from the local area,” Insp David McBride said in a statement.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Springfield Road area between 4.15pm and 4.45pm and who witnessed this collision, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to get in touch as soon as possible.”