Shock after death of schoolboy in tragic accident

The scene of Monday's fatal road accident on the Marine Highway.
The scene of Monday's fatal road accident on the Marine Highway.

CONDOLENCES have been paid to the family of a 14-year-old Belfast High schoolboy who died following a road accident on Monday morning (June 11).

Clarence Campbell was struck by a car on the Larne Road in Carrickfergus at around 8am and was rushed to Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital where he sadly died on Wednesday, June 13.

Sympathies have been expressed to the family of the popular teenager who hail from the seaside town.

East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson expressed his condolences, and said: “I would like to extend my profound sympathies to the family of this young boy. It must be very difficult to lose such a young family member.

“I would also like to express my concern for the obvious distress that his classmates will be in following his death. I am sure that the school will ensure that they are given the support they require.”

Carrick councillor May Beattie, Chair of the Carrick Community Safety Partnership added her sympathies.

She said: “This is a devastating tragedy for this family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very difficult time.”

Police are continuing the investigation in the accident and have issued an appeal for witnesses to contact them on 0845 600 8000.