Pedestrian, 79, dies in horror lorry crash sparking urgent police plea

A 79-year-old man has died after he was hit by a lorry. He was pronounced dead at the scene in the Scottish town of Callander, Stirling, at around 11am on Thursday. Emergency services attended the incident in the centre of the town after members of the public stopped to help.

The driver of the lorry, a 49-year-old man, was not injured. The high street was closed while investigations were carried out and reopened at around 5.20pm. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have dashcam footage, to come forward.

Inspector Andrew Thomson said: "Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends at this difficult time. Inquiries are ongoing and I would ask anyone who has not already spoken to officers and can assist with our investigation to get in touch. "I am keen for drivers who have dashcam footage that captures the vehicle or the pedestrian involved prior to the collision happening to contact us.

I would like to extend my thanks to the members of the public who stopped and provided assistance." A further update added: "The road was closed while investigations were carried out and reopened around 5.20pm." Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland[1] via 101 quoting incident number 1136 of 9 May, 2024.


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