Monday 15th July 2024,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police appeal for witnesses after young boy killed in collision with bin lorry

An 11-year-old boy has died following a collision on Whitehouse Road this morning.

The incident happened around 8.20am near to the junction with Braehead Road.

The boy was riding a bicycle when he was involved in a collision with a bin lorry.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the bin lorry was uninjured.

Inspector Andrew Thomson, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the boy’s family and friends at this time”

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and I would urge anyone who may have information which has not yet been passed to Police to get in touch.

“I would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage from the area.

“Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this time.

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 0578 of 1 March, 2024.”

Pics: Alan Simpson

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