Police have started an investigation after an 80-year-old man was killed in a collision between his electric wheelchair and a bin lorry.
The man, who has not been named, was involved in the incident in Dunblane, Stirling, on Wednesday.
Police Scotland confirmed that emergency services were called to the scene of the crash at Sheriffmuir Road in the town. The man, however, died at the scene.
Investigation into death
An investigation into the full circumstances of the man’s death has been launched by police officers, while Stirling Council said that is carrying out an internal inquiry into the fatal event.
Stirling Council director of housing and environment Robert Steenson confirmed that a vehicle operated by the local authority had been involved in a fatal incident with a pedestrian.
Mr Steenson said that everyone at the council were thinking of the victim’s family and friends, and that they wished to extend their deepest sympathies to everyone who knew him.
As well as carrying out their own probe into how the incident unfolded, Mr Steenson said that Stirling Council would work closely with both Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive in aiding them in their investigations.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed that officers had been called to a road traffic collision between a man in an electric wheelchair and a refuse truck on December 3. She said that the man had died at the scene of the incident, despite the Scottish Ambulance Service attending.
Issuing an appeal for help, the spokeswoman added that anyone who had information in connection with the crash should contact Police Scotland on the non-emergency 101 number or through the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Date Published: December 6, 2014
Author: David Brown