Police appeal for witnesses following the death of teenage boy struck by HGV lorry

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 15-year-old boy who was struck by a HGV lorry in South Lanarkshire. The incident happened around 9.25pm on Saturday in Townhead Street, Strathaven. The teen was rushed to Hairmyres Hospital with serious injuries, but sadly passed away yesterday (Wednesday).

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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Police Scotland have since traced the driver of the vehicle, however are still looking to speak to three young men who are believed to have been with the victim at the time of the incident. Sergeant Stuart Bell from the road policing unit based at Motherwell said: “The family of the victim are absolutely distraught and it is vital that we are able to provide them with answers. “We know that the victim was in the company of three other male youths near to the shops in Green Street beforehand and they will have witnessed the incident.

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“We must speak to these witnesses as a matter of urgency and would appeal for them to contact the police.

“There is no need to be concerned about coming forward but it is very important that we speak to you.

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“Please do the right thing and get in touch so that we can confirm the full circumstances of what happened for the victim’s family.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell via 101, quoting incident number 4071 of Saturday, December 1.

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