Teenager in coma after accident involving police car


A teenager from Coleraine has been left in a coma after an accident involving a PSNI car.

The 19-year-old had been on a night out at Portrush bar and nightclub Kelly’s when he was struck by the police car.

It is understood that the young man was being chased by a number of individuals when the incident happened.

He reportedly suffered a broken spine and has been placed in an induced coma in hospital.

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed that the incident has been passed to the Police Ombudsman’s office.

“A police car was involved in a road traffic collision on the Dunluce Road, Portrush, at approximately 2.15am on Thursday, February 18.

“The car was in a collision with a pedestrian, a 19-year-old man, who was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

“As is normal procedure, PONI (Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland) has been informed of the incident.”