8 March 2023
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Area Commander, Dermott Rooney said:
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of a boy who tragically lost his life and a woman who was seriously injured following an incident in the Meeting Street area of Moira yesterday, Wednesday 8 March.
Firefighters were called to the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision involving two people at 3.46pm.
Two Fire Appliances from Lurgan Fire Station, a Fire Appliance from Lisburn Fire Station and the Specialist Rescue Team from Central Fire Station in Belfast attended the incident.
Firefighters along with other emergency services, rescued a woman who was taken into the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. A boy, aged 1, tragically died at the scene.
This was a very challenging incident for everyone involved and I would like to commend our Firefighters and Control Room colleagues for the professional way in which they responded to this terrible tragedy. As an organisation, we will continue to ensure they receive any necessary support.”