Teenage boy dies after being struck by HGV lorry

A 15-year-old boy has died after being struck by an HGV lorry in South Lanarkshire on Saturday. The incident happened around 9.25pm in Townhead Street, Strathaven. Emergency services rushed the young pedestrian to Hairmyres Hospital by ambulance, but he sadly passed away yesterday (Wednesday).

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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An appeal was launched to find the driver and HGV involved, however they have since been traced. Eyewitnesses are still being urged to come forward. Sergeant Stuart Bell of the Road Policing Unit said: “Our investigation into this crash is continuing, and I would appeal to any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

I would also like to hear from any drivers who were in the local area and have dash cam footage, in case they may have witnessed something vital to this enquiry.”

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Anyone with information should contact the Road Policing Unit at Motherwell through 101 quoting reference number 4071 of 1st December.

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