Elderly woman dies after being hit by van

25 January 2018, 13:35

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A pensioner has died after being struck by a van while crossing the road.

The incident happened at Millarbank Street, Springburn, in Glasgow at around 7.50am on Thursday.

Emergency services attended but the 76-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Constable Adnan Alam said: "We understand that the victim was walking north along Millarbank Street and thereafter began to cross the road from the west footpath to the east, at which time she was struck by a van.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around 7.50am and may have witnessed what happened to please contact the police."

The road has been closed and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Officers urged anyone with information to contact the Divisional Road Policing Unit at Helen Street via 101, quoting incident number 0587 of Thursday.