El­derly man hurt in col­li­sion with car

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - BY LIND­sEY HAMIL­ToN

A PEN­SIONER suf­fered a leg in­jury when he was knocked down on a Dundee street.

Po­lice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter the pedes­trian, an 80-year-old man, was in­volved in a col­li­sion with a car in High Street, Lochee, close to Grays Lane last night.

The man, who has not been named, was taken by am­bu­lance to Ninewells Hospi­tal.

No de­tails were avail­able on how se­ri­ous his in­jury was.

How­ever, re­ports from the scene sug­gested he was able to speak to mem­bers of the pub­lic who went to his aid fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

It’s un­der­stood that the driver of the ve­hi­cle was spo­ken to at the scene — how­ever, an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the ac­ci­dent is con­tin­u­ing.

The road was closed for about 40 min­utes as emer­gency ser­vices dealt with the in­ci­dent. A spokesman for Po­lice Scot­land said to­day: “Po­lice Scot­land, D Di­vi­sion are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses who may have any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing a road traf­fic col­li­sion which oc­curred at about 7.25pm yes­ter­day on High Street, Lochee, near to Grays Lane, where a grey Honda Ac­cord mo­tor car was in­volved in a col­li­sion with an el­derly pedes­trian.

“Po­lice are re­quest­ing that any per­son who may have wit­nessed the in­ci­dent tak­ing place call them us­ing the 101 num­ber and quote in­ci­dent num­ber 3116/14/11/2017.”

Alex Simp­son, 83, who lives in nearby Burn­side Court, said he and his wife Iris watched the in­ci­dent un­fold from their win­dow.

Mr Simp­son said: “It was all the blue lights flash­ing that first caught our at­ten­tion.

“We looked across on to the High Street and were shocked to see so many emer­gency ve­hi­cles.

“There were quite a few paramedics and po­lice of­fi­cers walk­ing around.

“The sky was lit up with the blue lights. There were so many that I thought some­thing pretty se­ri­ous must have hap­pened but I couldn’t see what.

“The road was also closed off and a lot of cars were back­ing up.

“The whole thing must have lasted an hour.

“I’m re­ally sorry to hear that an el­derly man was hurt.

“It’s pretty busy here. I take care when I’m cross­ing the road in this area.”

Po­lice on scene

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