HORROR ON THE ROADS
Three knocked down in 24 hours
Emergency services responded to three serious incidents within 24 hours of one another on Stirling area roads at the weekend.
An elderly female was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Bannockburn on Friday afternoon.
And the following day a 78-year-old woman was struck by a bus in Stirling city centre while around the same time a toddler escaped injury after being hit by a van in Dunblane.
The first incident happened at the junction between Morrison Drive and Hillpark Crescent, near to Ladywell Church, at around 4.45pm on Friday.
A woman, aged 80, was crossing the road when she was hit by a vehicle and knocked to the ground. She suffered serious injuries, including multiple broken bones, and emergency services rushed to the scene before taking her to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for treatment. Her condition is still thought to be serious.
Officers say that enquiries are ongoing and they are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to contact roads police on 101.
Police were then called to Stirling city centre at around noon on Saturday after an elderly woman was struck by a bus at the pedestrian
crossing on Murray Place. She suffered a laceration to her head and was also taken to FVRH for treatment to minor injuries – before later being released. Officers again say enquiries are continuing in relation to this incident.
As this matter was being dealt with, police were being called to respond to another alarming incident – this time at Springfield Terrace in Dunblane.
A two year-old boy had been standing at the side of the road with his mother, close to the Tesco store, when he ran out into the road and was struck by the side of a passing van.
He was lucky to escape with just minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
These incidents happened on the same weekend that a 75 yearold woman died following a road collision in Alloa.
Police in Forth Valley have launched an investigation after Margaret (Greta) Lambie was struck by a Vauxhall Astra while on her mobility scooter on Greenside Street at around 3.10pm on Friday.
She was taken to Forth Valley Hospital where she subsequently passed away on Sunday.
Anyone with information is asked to come forward by contacting police on 101.
Sergeant Ruth Aitchison from Forth Valley’s Road Policing Unit said: “I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or has information which can help and has not yet spoken to officers, to get in touch with us.”