One-year-old child lady dies after being knocked down by a Land Rover

  • The child was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but shortly shortly after 

A one-year-old baby girl has died after being hit by a Land Rover in a church car park in Scotland.

Emergency services rushed to the Plymouth Brethren meeting hall in the village of Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, at 7.45pm on Wednesday. 

The child was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but died shortly after. The 40-year-old man driving the car was uninjured, police have said.  

Plymouth Brethren church said in a statment: ‘We are a very supportive church, and we are giving the family and friends of the people involved in the accident the help they need.’

Inspector Scott Deans, from Police Scotland, said: ‘At this time, our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, along with everyone else affected by this tragic incident.

‘Our investigation into the circumstances remain ongoing and we’d like to thank the wider Balmedie community for their patience and understanding as officers carry out their enquiries in the area.

‘Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident 3390 of 15 May, 2024.’

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