Cllr Nuala McAllister said: “I was deeply saddened to learn that such a young child had died in this tragic road accident. I would like to send my condolences to his family and friends.
“This will be an extremely difficult time for his family, school and the local community. However, I hope that the support measures put in place by his school will help his classmates deal with his death.
“One death on the roads is one too many. We must do all that is possible to improve road safety. I would urge all road users to be vigilant of others, especially young children.”