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Heartbreaking: Police confirm 8-year old girl has died following collision in Co Antrim

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

Eight-year-old Scarlett Rossborough

Eight-year-old Scarlett Rossborough


The Police Service of Northern Ireland can confirm that a young girl has sadly died following a road traffic collision in the High Street area of Carrickfergus this morning, Wednesday 9th August.


She was 8-year-old Scarlett Rossborough from the Larne area.



Sergeant Green said:


“We received a report at approximately 11.40am of a one vehicle road traffic collision.


“Officers attended together with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance but sadly Scarlett passed away at the scene.


“A second child, was also injured during the collision and has been taken to hospital for treatment for injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.



“The High Street area of Carrickfergus remains closed at this time


“An investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances of the collision, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, or who may have any dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to contact officers in the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, and quote reference number 684 of 09/08/23."

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