Edinburgh bin lorry crash victim Thomas Wong was ‘the perfect son’

The heartbroken family of an 11-year-old boy who died after being hit by a bin lorry in Edinburgh have described him as "the perfect son". Thomas Wong, from the city[1], was riding his bike when the collision occurred on Whitehouse Road at around 8.20am on Friday. Emergency services attended, but he was pronounced dead at the scene[2].

The driver of the bin lorry was uninjured. In a statement released by Police Scotland[3] on Sunday, the schoolboy's family said: "We are utterly heartbroken. "Thomas was the perfect son.

He was the best little brother to his older sister and was adored by all his family. "Thomas went to Cramond Primary School which he loved. He made good friends there.

We will all miss him terribly. "We are very grateful for all the sympathy and heartfelt messages we have received from people. Thank you."

Police Scotland said a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. Advertisement

Inspector Andrew Thomson said: "Our thoughts are very much with Thomas' family and friends.

Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this time.

"We are continuing with our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident and would appeal to anyone who may have information, and has not yet contacted police, to get in touch with officers.

"I would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage from the area."


  1. ^ city (news.sky.com)
  2. ^ pronounced dead at the scene (news.sky.com)
  3. ^ Scotland (news.sky.com)
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