Heartbreaking tributes to boy, 15, who died after being hit by HGV

Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died after he was hit by an HGV. Barry Arshad was walking in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, when he was hit by the vehicle at around 9.25pm on Saturday. According to police, the driver of the HGV did not stop and may not have realised that he had been hit.

Officers have since traced the driver involved in the incident, the Daily Record reports. Emergency services were sent to the scene in Townhead Street and the 15-year-old was rushed by ambulance to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride. Hospital staff treating the teenager said he remained in a critical condition however he died on Wednesday morning.

The collision happened in Townhead Street in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire

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A Crowdfunder has been set up for Barry, who attended Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow, and has raised over GBP1,300.

The page, which was set up by family friend Zoey Ponsonby, reads: “My friend Charlene’s 15-year-old boy was in a bad road accident on Saturday night. “With Charlene out of work for the foreseeable and another child to look after it’s going to be a struggle for Christmas and trips to the hospital every day. “So let’s pull together and help this family.”

The GBP500 target that was set has already been surpassed, with a number of people sending their condolences to the family. Karen Cowan said: “In our thoughts and prayers. Xxx”

Heartbreaking tributes to boy, 15, who died after being hit by HGVThe boy was in a critical condition at Hairmyres Hospital

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Linda Murphy said: “Thinking of u and the wee man xx”

Teri Ponsonby added: “We will help ur mum and ur wee brother don’t u wurry about that son miss ur wee face already hearts sore for u all.”

Donna Marlee posted: “Rest in peace barry son heart broken.”

Police Scotland said a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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