A 14-year-old boy who was knocked down after getting off a bus last week is recovering well in hospital.

The St. Michael's College student had got off the bus on the Dernawilt Road, on Friday, May 3 when he was struck by a car.

The Air Ambulance attended the scene and airlifted the boy to hospital where he was in a critical condition.

The boy is now in a stable condition in hospital but he is expected to be released in the near future.

Sean Lynch, a local Sinn Féin MLA, welcomed the news that the 14 year old is making a good recovery and also praised the Air Ambulance for their assistance at the scene.

"It was an unfortunate accident but thankfully he is making good progress and from what I hear there are no critical injuries, but it could have been much worse. It could have been a tragedy," said Mr. Lynch.

"Everybody in the community are overjoyed that he is making good progress.

"The Air Ambulance was called and it is a very vital facility in rural areas.

"It is very vital for trauma cases and this was one of those very vital traumatic cases where the child was knocked down getting off the bus."

Mr. Lynch added that the Air Ambulance transferring the young boy to Belfast would have been a great help in getting the best possible care in the quickest time for the boy.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

Police are appealing for anybody with information to get in contact.

“I would ask anyone who was in the bus when it had stopped at the bus stop on Dernawilt Road, which is approximately 1 mile from Ballagh Cross, or anyone who has dash-cam footage of this incident to contact police at Lisnaskea on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1093 03/05/19. I would also appeal to those who came to the young boy’s aid following this incident to contact police, as they may have information that could assist us with our enquiries," said Inspector Gavin Sterling.