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Pedestrian dies after being hit by Mercedes Vito cab in Blackburn Scotland

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Officers are appealing for the help of the public following a fatal crash in Bathgate Road, Blackburn on Monday, 14 February. The incident happened around 0.05am near to the junction with Ladeside Road, outside the Happy Valley Hotel, and involved a pedestrian and a cab, a Black Mercedes Vito. The pedestrian, a 65-year-old man, sustained life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Jennifer Forbes said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died and we are continuing our enquiries to find out the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area and seen what happened to get in touch. Likewise, if you were driving and have dash-cam footage that could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0031 of Monday, 14 February, 2022.


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